Locked and Loaded: MARVEL’S THE PUNISHER takes aim at Netflix
Since his explosive, senses-shattering debut in Season 2 of the Netflix series Marvel’s Daredevil, the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s version of the gun-toting vigilante known as The Punisher (Frank Castle, as portrayed by Jon Bernthal), has been making waves (and leaving behind a trail of bullet-ridden criminals) all over the internet.
In fact, almost as soon as they announced his appearance alongside the Devil of Hell’s Kitchen, die-hard Marvel fans started demanding a solo Netflix series for the crime-crushing firearm fanatic.
While fairly well-received, the previous silver-screen interpretations of the Punisher (which had Thomas Jane and Ray Stevenson taking turns at bringing Frank Castle to life) failed to catapult the character into high-profile superstardom.
Fans of the Netflix-Marvel partnership, however, envisioned a great opportunity for the Punisher to shine brighter than a well-polished revolver: A web-based, serialized show on a no-holds-barred entertainment platform, where Frank would finally be free to maim, strangle, castrate, dismember, behead, and shoot the living crap out of as many criminal lowlifes as he wants.
Fortunately, Marvel aficionados got their wish. The Punisher is the first new addition to Marvel’s list of Netflix solo stars since the company first announced its partnership with the platform (and its first four shows – Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist) way back in 2013.
It’s time for punishment
Feast your eyes on the first official trailer for Marvel’s The Punisher:
Marvel’s The Punisher follows the anti-hero after he faked his own demise in Daredevil. The trigger-happy vigilante is quickly pulled back into action after certain events reveal a conspiracy of incredible magnitude — one that ties in to the merciless slaughter of his family, as well as other heinous crimes.
Executive produced by showrunner Steve Lightfoot, Jim Chory and Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s The Punisher is produced by Marvel Television, in association with ABC Studios for Netflix.
Joining Bernthal on Marvel’s The Punisher are Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Deborah Ann Woll, Ben Barnes, Amber Rose Revah, Michael Nathanson, Jaime Ray Newman, Jason R Moore, Daniel Webber, and Paul Schulze.
As of press time, the official release date for Marvel’s The Punisher remains unannounced. Follow the show’s social pages and stay updated:
Netflix, the world’s leading internet entertainment service, has 104 million members in over 190 countries, and over 125 million hours of original series, documentaries, and feature films in its library. Members can enjoy commercial-free, commitment-free shows whenever and wherever they are in the world, on nearly any internet-connected device.