There was a big announcement today from Netflix today, via their Twitter, confirming what had long been rumored: A stand-alone Punisher series. There are no specifics yet on a timeline for release, only a teaser video stating it is “Coming Soon”.
The Punisher (AKA Frank Castle), played by Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead, Daredevil), was (re)introduced to America on second season of The Daredevil Netflix series to much fanfare, and the character quickly became a fan favorite. The complexity of The Punisher, an antihero who has made it his mission to eliminate all criminals in the most violent and permanent ways imaginable, was given the depth and complexity that had been missed in the three previous film incarnations, due to the long form format provided by a television series, and Netflix’s creative flexibility. There is little more known of any details, such as who else will be on the show, when it will premier, or what story will be told, but there is much speculation that Punisher’s “associate” Micro will be introduced.
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