Punisher Spinoff Starring Jon Bernthal in Development at Netflix
By Michael Ausiello / January 16 2016, 9:44 AM PST
Netflix is this close to pulling the trigger on The Punisher, a new Marvel spinoff series centered on Jon Bernthalís gun-toting Daredevil vigilante (aka Frank Castle), TVLine has learned exclusively.
Viewers will get their first look at Bernthalís Punisher when Daredevil's second season drops on Friday, March 18, but the early buzz on the Walking Dead alumís performance is overwhelmingly positive.
"Viewers watching the show will be rooting for this guy with a gun but weíre also going to force people to second-guess themselves," previewed exec producer Doug Petrie in a recent interview with EW.com. "Taking lethal justice into your own hands in America in 2015 is tricky sĖt."
For those keeping track at home, this would mark Netflixís sixth Marvel series, following Daredevil, Jessica Jones, the upcoming Luke Cage, and the in-the-works Iron Fist and The Defenders.
Reps for Netflix and Marvel declined comment.