In a deal that should surprise no one, Netflix finally announced their plans to order a stand alone Punisher series starring Jon Bernthal after the success of his appearance on Daredevil‘s second season.
Netflix confirmed this morning in a tweet, and by changing out their Twitter profile and cover photo for the skull:
The Punisher is back. Locked and loaded.https://t.co/nGKCa2taEV
— Netflix US (@netflix) April 29, 2016
(Duh) Bernthal will reprise his role as Frank Castle, and Entertainment Weekly reports that Writer and executive producer Steve Lightfoot (Hannibal, Casualty) will serve as showrunner for this 7th announced Marvel tv series. Yeah, 7 series, including Agents of SHIELD (ABC), and the other Netflix titles like Jessica Jones, Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and The Defenders.
No word on when we’ll be seeing this series, but we’ll keep you updated as more news becomes available. In the meantime…..
Netflix and chill?