Punisher Spin-Off Officially Coming to Netflix

Posted: April 29, 2016 in Comic Book News
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Although it’s been heavily rumored since earlier this year, no one had been able to officially prove that Netflix has been developing a Punisher spin-off starring Jon Bernthal’s gun toting vigilante. However, Marvel has recently revealed that the project is currently moving forward, with a full season having been ordered by Netflix!

Executive Producer and Head of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb, stated the following:

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’…Now combined with Showrunner Steve Lightfoot’s compelling writing, we’re thrilled to bring ‘Marvel’s The Punisher’ to Netflix.

Adding to his comments was Cindy Holland, Netflix Vice President of Original Content, who was quoted as stating:

[Jon Bernthal] 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.

Executive Producer and Showrunner, Steve Lightfoot, continued by stating:

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. 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 officially be the sixth program developed by Marvel and Netflix, following DaredevilJessica JonesLuke Cage, Iron Fist, and The Defenders.

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