Original Story | ComicBook
April 29, 2016
By Jamie Lovett
Netflix has ordered a new Marvel’s Daredevil spinoff series based on The Punisher. Jon Bernthal will reprise his role as Frank Castle.
Writer and executive producer Steve Lightfoot (Hannibal, Casualty) will serve as showrunner.
“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, in Marvel’s official statement. “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.”
The Punisher will continue to follow Castle as he bring lethal justice to Hell’s Kitchen. This will be the sixth Marvel series to find a home at Netflix, following Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and the crossover miniseries The Defenders.