After successfully rebooting the character during the second season of Daredevil, Frank Castle getting his own spinoff felt like an inevitability. It didn’t take long until The Punisher was officially announced, and as shooting continues in New York, the cast continues to grow.
The first addition is Daniel Webber (11.22.63) as Lewis Walcott, a young veteran who has had a difficult time re-assimilating into Civilian Society. Jason R. Moore (A Lonely Place for Dying) joins as Curtis Hoyle, a friend of Frank’s and one of the few people who knows he is alive. Paul Schulze (Nurse Jackie) will play Rawlins, a high-ranking member of the CIA whose operations in Afghanistan intersect with Frank Castle. Jaime Ray Newman (Bates Motel) plays Sarah Lieberman, Micro’s wife whose marriage has made her life far more complicated.
Finally, Michael Nathanson (Wolf of Wall Street) has been cast as Sam Stein, a Homeland agent who is challenged by his partnership with Dinah. He was recently spotted in set photos.
“We couldn’t have asked for a more talented group of actors to round out the cast of Marvel’s The Punisher,” said Executive Producer and showrunner Steve Lightfoot. “It’s a thrill to watch them each bring their characters to life with such layered, nuanced performances.”
“Marvel TV is very proud of the cast of The Punisher,” said Executive Producer Jeph Loeb, “Each actors brings a special promise who surround Jon Bernthal’s exceptional performance.”
The Punisher has been confirmed as airing in 2017, and that means Netflix will stream three Marvel shows next year instead of two as this one joins both Iron Fist and The Defenders.