April 29, 2016


Marvel's 'The Punisher' to Become Netflix Original Series

Marvel's The Punisher is joining the glut of comic book franchises recently spun into television series on Netflix. 

Entertainment Weekly reports that Netflix has ordered The Punisher into its ongoing collaboration with the comic empire, so fans of vigilante justice and caped crusaders can now rejoice (again). The show will join the ranks of hits like Jessica Jones and Daredevil, in addition to the forthcoming reboots of Iron Fist, Luke Cage and The Defenders, which are slated to hit the streaming service at some point this or next year. EW has provided a bit of primer on the news, which can be watched above. 

In case you need a refresher, The Punisher tells a classic vigilante justice story through the lens of Frank Castle, a recently discharged veteran who vows to clean up the mean streets of Hell's Kitchen as a dark superhero. Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead, Sicario) will reprise the role, which he just debuted on Daredevil Season 2. Steve Lightfoot will produce. 

There is no word on yet on when the series will enter production, but if you're still in a superhero mindset after reading this, check out nine actors who make excellent superheroes and supervillains, and 13 artists who became superheroes for music videos. Then check out these rad cosplayers from New York Comic Con: