The Punisher is stepping out of Daredevil’s shadow. According to EW, the character is getting his own spin-off series on Netflix some time in the near future.
Jon Bernthal will return as the Punisher, the deadly, vigilante alter ego of Frank Castle. He first played the role in the most recent season of Daredevil. Very little else is known about the new series at this point, other than the fact that Steve Lightfoot, who ran Hannibal, will serve as the showrunner.
Given that there are now three shows set to take place in Hell’s Kitchen—The Punisher joins Jessica Jones and Daredevil—and that Marvel is also developing series for Luke Cage, Iron Fist and the Defenders, it seems like the Marvel Netflix Universe is headed for an Avengers-type setup, wherein everyone and their mother will appear in The Defenders. If that’s the case, count us in.
Check out the first teaser image for The Punisher below.