The Punisher (TV series)
Jon Bernthall as The Punisher. Source: fusion.kinja.com

After several movie depictions, The Punisher will finally get his own Marvel Netflix Series. Here’s 5 things i think you should know about The Punisher (TV series).

The Punisher (TV series) follows Frank Castle who is haunted by the murder of his family. After their death he gets hunted down and in the process, becomes The Punisher. A vigilante that will do whatever it takes to fight crime.

The Punisher (TV series) works within the dark, gritty Netflix vibe and will likely be very popular. At this point there’s still very little concrete info available but this is what we’ve gathered so far.

Jon Bernthal first appeared as Frank Castle aka The Punisher in Season 2 of Daredevil and quickly became a fan favourite. He performance was so good that he deserves his own Punisher Netflix Series and now it’s confirmed. The Punisher will officially be added to the Marvel Netflix line up alongside Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and Jessica Jones.

1) The Punisher (TV Series) release date.

While nothing is official yet, but The Punisher will likely air on Netflix on November of this year. Most sources seem to agree on this so it’s safe to say that in four months time, The Punisher will be available on Netflix.

Series one of The Punisher (TV series) has already been shot, so it’s very much in the post production phase. Unless anything major happens, there shouldn’t be a hold up with The Punisher release date.

2) The Punisher (TV Series) cast includes Jon Bernthall as Frank Castle among many others.

The Punisher (TV series)
Frank Castle aka The Punisher. Source: Comics Talk News Blog

Jon Bernthall did such a great job in Daredevil season 2, that he will reprise his role as Frank castle aka The Punisher. The series will also feature Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page. She’s the office secretary at Nelson and Murdock who took an interest in Frank Castle’s case and helped him clear his name.

Screen Rant also reported that Geoffrey Cantor will appear on The Punisher (TV series) as Ellison, the newspaper editor from Daredevil. He’ll probably appear alongside Deborah Ann Woll who, by the end of Season 2, has left Nelson and Murdoch to become an investigative journalist.

Ben Barnes will play Billy Russo, a friend of Frank Castle from his army days. He runs a private military corporation called “Anvil” and will probably clash heads with The Punisher.

Other cast members include: Jamie Ray Newman, Amber Rose Revah, Michael Nathanson, Jason R. Moore, Daniel Webber and Paul Schulze. Check out IMDB’s The Punisher page for a full cast list.

3) The Punisher (TV series) will feature Micro as Punisher’s sidekick.

The Punisher (TV Series)
Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Micro. Source: JoBlo.com

Behind every hero, is a side kick. Well that’s not exactly true but it will be the case for the upcoming Punisher (TV series) on Netflix. Frank Castle will team up with Micro in the upcoming series and it’s confirmed that Ebon Moss-Bachrach will play that role.

David Lieberman aka Microchip is a former NSA analyst who becomes a fugitive and greatly assists Punisher with the techy stuff. Basically he is the Punisher’s sidekick. He helps Punisher by building weapons, technology, and helps with hacking.

4) The Punisher (TV Series) won’t be anything like other Marvel Netflix shows.

This one is going to be a show for adults, even more so than the other series. It’s dark, it’s gruesome and there are no superpowers involved. Just old fashioned, gritty violence. As an ex military guy Frank definitely knows his way around a weapon or two and he isn’t afraid of getting his fists bloody or using torture tactics if he has to.

Rather than being an upstanding role model, The Punisher, unlike other heroes depicted on Netflix so far, is fuelled by vengeance.

Director, Stephen Surjik said:

“It is different than the other Marvel shows as far as it is an adult drama… the character himself is well-known and the way that they approach it is very different from the other shows.”

The Punisher (TV series)
There will be blood. Source: diariodeunapatico.wordpress.co

We can expect The Punisher to be a lot like Daredevil in tone but the story won’t be like Daredevil season 2. Without Matt Murdock watching over him, expect a lot more blood to be spilled. Definitely not one for the kids.

5) Frank Castle in the upcoming Netflix series will not be The Punisher.

I know this sounds strange, but the series is looking like it will focus more on Frank’s origin story rather than what was depicted in season 2 of Daredevil. He will be more bloodthirsty, fresh from the loss of his family. So this will be before Matt Murdock calms him down at the end of Daredevil‘s second season. He will solely be on a mission to hunt down the people responsible for his family’s death.

I’m hoping that The Punisher (TV series) won’t rush through Frank’s origin story. I want to see him seething with rage and dealing with his tragic loss. This will give the series a more dark and human aspect rather than just dealing with the superhero stuff. It should be way more interesting. I want to see the darkness of his character and his slow transition into heroism.

So there you have it. 5 things that you should know about the upcoming Punisher Netflix series. Just four months to go! Are you as excited as i am?