Variety has just confirmed that Netflix has given the Punisher his own series.
The character, famous for solving problems with bullets, was played by The Walking Dead star Jon Bernthal in the most recent season of Daredevil. Bernthal’s scene-stealing take on the crime-crushing killer was notably tortured, and the development of his own stand-alone series fits perfectly into the strategy behind the Netflix/Marvel partnership that has produced some of the most game-changing, fan-rousing television currently being made.
Marvel’s The Punisher is the 6th collaboration between the two media companies, a roster that now includes Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and The Defenders, this last series a team-up show that includes all of the title characters from the other properties — although it hasn’t been revealed if the Punisher will also join that cast.
The show’s release date has not yet been announced.
Our cup-o’-vigilantes runneth over!