Netflix Orders 'Punisher' Series After Somehow Deciding They Don't Have Enough Marvel Shows

April 29, 2016


Well, looks like Marvel and Netflix are hoping fourth time's the charm on a Punisher solo effort. The companies have officially announced that, after introducing the character on Daredevil, Frank Castle, aka the Punisher, will be getting his own series about Jon Bernthal alternately shooting people and sulking. Hannibal writer-EP Steve Lightfoot will serve as executive producer and showrunner. Marvel's The Punisher marks the sixth case of Netflix and Marvel proudly proclaiming that Marvel owns something, following Marvel's Daredevil and Marvel's Jessica Jones, and the upcoming Marvel's Luke Cage, Marvel's Iron Fist, and Marvel's The Defenders, the ensemble team-up series that will be the largest monument to Marvel's many possessions. You will feel very small gazing upon this ten-episode Mount Rushmore of fighting people that Marvel owns.

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