Netflix has commissioned a full first season of Marvel’s The Punisher, with Jon Bernthal set to reprise the role of vigilante Frank Castle. Bernthal made his debut as the character in the second season of Marvel’s Daredevil.
Steve Lightfoot (Hannibal) will serve as executive producer and showrunner of the series and will also write the first two episodes.
“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,” said Executive Producer/Head of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb, “Now combined with Showrunner Steve Lightfoot’s compelling writing, we’re thrilled to bring Marvel’s The Punisher to Netflix.”
“Jon 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,” said Cindy Holland, Netflix Vice President of Original Content.
Marvel’s The Punisher is the sixth series ordered thus far as part of the collaboration between Marvel Television and Netflix alongside Marvel’s Daredevil and Marvel’s Jessica Jones and the upcoming Marvel’s Luke Cage, Marvel’s Iron Fist and Marvel’s The Defenders.