‘Punisher’ Spinoff Series Ordered by Netflix

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The Punisher is getting his own Netflix spinoff, Variety has confirmed.

Netflix announced the news Friday on Twitter, writing, “The Punisher is back. Locked and loaded.”

Jon Bernthal will reprise his role as the titular vigilante — aka soldier Frank Castle — who was introduced in the current season of “Daredevil.”

“Hannibal” executive producer Steve Lightfoot will serve as showrunner, writer and executive producer.

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“Marvel’s The Punisher” marks the sixth series in the collaboration between Netflix and Marvel, which includes Mike Colter’s upcoming “Luke Cage,” Finn Jones’ “Iron Fist” and the ensemble series “The Defenders.” It’s unknown yet whether The Punisher will be joining the Defenders team and when the show will debut.

“Daredevil” was the first show in the Marvel slate and was followed by “Jessica Jones” in November. “Daredevil” Season 2 premiered in March.

Netflix does not release audience ratings, but according to data unveiled by Variety last year, “Daredevil” is one of the streaming service’s most popular shows, with an estimated 10.7% of subscribers having watched at least one episode in its first 11 days on the site.

Rumors of a “Punisher” series started swirling last summer following Bernthal’s “Daredevil” casting. Variety‘s sister site TVLine was first to report that Netflix was mulling this latest Marvel offshoot. Variety wrote in January that Netflix was prepping the series.

Entertainment Weekly first reported Friday’s news of the official series order.

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  1. loco73 says:

    Outstanding! Great news! Hon Bernthal was so good in an already excellent second season of “Daredevil”. The first season was brilliant as was “Jessica Jones”! I can’t wait for “Luke Cage” and “Iron Fist”…and of course “The Defenders”! The Netflix-Marvel collaboration is paying off and then some. Honestly, in terms of quality, the Netflix-Marvel shows put their bigger more expensive movie counterparts to shame. This collaboration has produced some of the best and most entertaining shows for the small screen!

    After several movie incarnations (Dolph Lundgren, Thomas Jane, Ray Stevenson), The Punisher is finally getting the care and attention he so richly deserves, and we have Mr. Bernthal to thank for that! Dare I hope for an “Elektra” spin-off show as well…I would surely love to see Elodie Yung get her share for the spotlight…she really, really deserves it!

  2. Jacques Strappe says:

    Keep the excellent Marvel series coming and I’ll continue to renew my Netflix subscription. Daredevil season one was the only reason I enrolled in the first place. Loved season 2 and Jessica Jones as well.

  3. Dunstan says:

    Jon Bernthal is pure gold; he never disappoints.

  4. Marti723 says:

    Can’t wait for this already! :) it’s gonna be awesome! :)

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