After the huge response to Jon Bernthal’s turn in season 2 of Netflix Marvel’ Daredevil as Frank Castle aka The Punisher, it was only a matter of time before Netflix ventured into a stand-alone series for the brutal hero, and a teaser trailer has just appeared for the series.
The series will revolve around Frank Castle, who uses lethal methods to fight crime as the vigilante, the series will consist of 13 episodes at an hour in length, no official release date has been set but it is rumoured that it could be seen as early as November 2017.
In a recent interview Jon Bernthal revealed that The Punisher, in the stand alone series will not be too much of a hero;
“I always want to preserve the essence of Frank, and have the right and be bold enough to really turn my back on the audience, and not do things to win the audience’s favour, but rather stay true to the character and the essence of who he is. I think Frank is brutal. Frank is damaged. Frank is tortured. I think Frank when he engages in violence, there’s something utterly satisfying and addictive for him to be doing that, and that may not be something that the audience can agree with or get behind. But I’ve always fought to preserve that, and I think that that’s a part of him. I think the pain and what’s behind the violence and the reason why he’s committing the violence, that’s a different story. I want to explore that, too. So I think that’s the real challenge: being bold enough to not make him too heroic, at least ‘heroic,’ is important to me. That being said, I think there’s Frank Castle inside of everybody. I think being a father and being a husband, he’s a character that I deeply empathize with”.
Created by Hannibal’s Steve Lightfoot, The Punisher will see Ben Barnes, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Amber Rose Revah, and Deborah Ann Woll reprising her Karen Page role from “Daredevil joining Bernthal on the cast.
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The Punisher Official Synopsis
After the murder of his family, Frank Castle is both haunted and hunted. In the criminal underworld, he’ll become known as The Punisher.