Posted Fri Apr 29, 2016 at 02:15 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
The comic book vigilante is returning to Netflix in a new original series.
Netflix has announced a full season order for Marvel's 'The Punisher.' The series will star Jon Bernthal as Frank Castle. Steve Lightfoot ('Hannibal') is on board as Executive Producer.
"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 TV, Jeph Loeb, "Now combined with Showrunner Steve Lightfoot's compelling writing, we're thrilled to bring Marvel's The Punisher to Netflix."
Frank Castle previously made his Netflix debut in the second season of 'Daredevil.' 'The Punisher' is now the sixth Marvel Netflix series to be announced, joining 'Daredevil,' the Peabody Award-winning 'Jessica Jones,' the upcoming 'Luke Cage' and 'Iron Fist,' and the team-up mini-series 'The Defenders.' Executive Producer Steve Lightfoot will also serve as showrunner and is set to write the series' first two episodes. Marvel's 'The Punisher' is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix. An exact release date has not been announced yet.
"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."
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