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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Marvel's 'The Punisher' Spins-Off to Netflix Series!

04.30.2016 – “Marvels The Punisher” spins off into the sixth series into their unprecedented collaboration with Marvel Television and Netflix. Jon Bernthal will reprise his role as Frank Castle, introduced to fans earlier this year in the second season of the Netflix original series “Marvel’s Daredevil.”

Steve Lightfoot (“Hannibal”) will be serving as Executive Producer and Showrunner in addition to writing the series’ first two episodes.

Netflix has ordered a full first season of “Marvel’s The Punisher” becoming the sixth series as part of the collaboration with Marvel Television, including the upcoming Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and the ensemble miniseries The Defenders. This also includes Jessica Jones and the aforementioned Daredevil.

Jon Berthal’s portrayal of Frank Castle in the second season of Daredevil earned him a cult following being the fourth actor to portray the character. But this is the definitive version of the Punisher in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and its now official that its going to be a new series from Netflix and Marvel Studios.

“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 produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix.

[Source: Marvel | ]

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