Netflix Orders ‘Marvel’s The Punisher’, Bernthal to Reprise Role

Criminals beware; Marvel and Netflix have added Frank Castle, aka The Punisher, to their vigilante streaming lineup.

In a move that fans have begged for, Netflix has ordered the first full season of Marvel’s The Punisher.

Jon Bernthal will reprise his role as Frank Castle with Hannibal alum Steve Lightfoot serving as Executive Producer and Showrunner. Lightfoot will also be writing the first two episodes of the series.

Marvel’s The Punisher marks the sixth series between Marvel and Netflix. It’ll join Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and the event-series The Defenders.

From the press release:

“We want to thank the fans who are clamoring for more of Jon’s stunning and powerful performance as Frank Castle from ‘Marvel’s Daredevil,’” said Executive Producer/Head of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb, “Now combined with Showrunner Steve Lightfoot’s compelling writing, we’re thrilled to bring ‘Marvel’s The Punisher’ to Netflix.”

“Jon hooked our global audience with his performance as Frank Castle from the moment he stepped on screen in ‘Marvel’s Daredevil,’ and we are looking forward to seeing more of him in this role under the vision of Steve Lightfoot,” said Cindy Holland, Netflix Vice President of Original Content.

“For me, the complexity and unpredictability of Frank Castle make him an incredibly compelling character and I couldn’t be more excited to dive into his world,” said Executive Producer and Showrunner, Steve Lightfoot. “After watching Jon’s performance in ‘Marvel’s Daredevil’ I could not be more excited to be working with him to further develop and progress the story of this anti-hero in a show of his own.”

Bilal Mian
Bilal Mian
Bilal is the Editor-in-Chief of The Workprint. Follow him on Twitter @Bilal_Mian.

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