It looks like The Punisher made an impact.
On Friday, Marvel announced that Netflix has officially ordered a Punisher spin-off series following the character’s critically praised debut in the second season of Daredevil. Jon Bernthal will reprise his role as Frank Castle with Steve Lightfoot (Hannibal) serving as executive producer and showrunner.
The Punisher will be the sixth Marvel series ordered by Netflix, following Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and the ensemble miniseries The Defenders. It’s still unknown whether or not The Punisher will join The Defenders now that he’s starring in his own series, but there are definitely still plenty of threads to explore.
“We want to thank the fans who are clamoring for more of Jon’s stunning and powerful performance as Frank Castle from ‘Marvel’s Daredevil,'” said Executive Producer/Head of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb, “Now combined with Showrunner Steve Lightfoot’s compelling writing, we’re thrilled to bring ‘Marvel’s The Punisher’ to Netflix.”
No release date or plot information was revealed, but with Luke Cage releasing this September and The Defenders expected to begin production before the end of the year, it might be a while before we see Frank Castle again.
Until then, we can just keep watching Daredevil season 2 over and over again to get our Punisher fix.