After the success of the character in Daredevil, Netflix and Marvel commissioned a spin-off series dedicated entirely to the character of The Punisher, yet with the features of Jon Bernthal.
The Punisher is one of the toughest and best-loved characters of the Marvel stable, able alone to be a killing machine for villains that haunt New York and a thorn in the side of his own super colleagues. After two filmic adaptations succeeded in half, the version played by Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead) in the second season of Daredevil has convinced all the fans, happy to have found an actor who returns the right combination of physicality and drama .
The only regret was the role of Jon Bernthal in the affair, which rose from an initial moment of importance and relevance in the first part of the story and then became secondary, giving way to the disturbing Elektra and the Hand ninjas. His moment of glory has not gone unnoticed in critics and audiences, who clamored for a return of the executioner with the skull.
Well, after many rumors and rumors, Netflix and Marvel have well decided to commission a whole series dedicated to him. It is in addition to the microcosm of The Defenders, television project which unites a number of New York street vigilantes, already including the TV series Daredevil, Jessica Jones and future Luke Cage and Iron Fist.
We do not even know anything about that run comics will be based the series nor the exit window, but the only confirming detail is the direction of showrunner Steve Lightfoot, executive producer of the TV series Hannibal. The announcement and confirmation comes from all social Netflix channels, with a short teaser video depicting the iconic skull of Frank Castle.