Netflix has just announced a piece of news that will no doubt make fans of their ongoing collaboration with Marvel ecstatic — Jon Bernthal will reprise his role as Frank Castle in a Marvel’s The Punisher series coming to the streaming service.
The Punisher is back. Locked and loaded.https://t.co/nGKCa2taEV
— Netflix US (@netflix) April 29, 2016
We were first introduced to Frank Castle in the second season of Marvel’s Daredevil, which also showcased Elektra as the trio of Marvel characters often clashed with each other as much as they did with their common foes.
“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.
The upcoming series will be the sixth Marvel series ordered by Netflix, and will be produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios. Steve Lightfoot (Hannibal) will serve as Executive Producer and Showrunner in addition to writing the series’ first two episodes. No release date for the series has been set yet.
“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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