Marvel officially announced the news on Marvel.com saying Bernthal would of course reprise his role and Steve Lightfoot (Hannibal,Casualty) would be the showrunner and executive producer. Jeph Loeb head of Marvel Television said this.
“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. Now combined with Showrunner Steve Lightfoot’s compelling writing, we’re thrilled to bring ‘Marvel’s The Punisher’ to Netflix.
So Marvel dominance of Netflix continues with this marking the sixth series for the online service. With the debuts of Luke Cage and Iron Fist still on the horizon maybe this downtime between Marvel properties on Netflix will get shorter and shorter. Not to mention there’s still a Defenders series on the way as well. With three successful series under their belts my faith in these properties on this platform is booming. So what’s next after this Marvel? I hear that you have Blade and Ghost Rider back. Just saying
-Jason The X
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