Netflix ‘Punisher’ Series Officially Ordered; ‘Hannibal’s Steve Lightfoot Showrunning

Apr 29, 2016


Punisher was one of the biggest standouts of Daredevil season two and Jon Bernthal‘s take on the character being a huge reason behind it. Rumors had been circling even before his Netflix debut that Marvel TV was developing a solo series, further fuelled with the teasers at the end of the second Daredevil season.

Although, Marvel’s Jeph Loeb had downplayed the talk in the press.

First reported by Entertainment Weekly, but the press release was just posted on Marvel’s official website that Netflix has ordered the character to series, we assume it’s yet another thirteen episode order.

They’re also hinting that the series will come out after Jessica Jones season two.

We’ve already pointed-out some of the storylines and characters that the series could use.

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Hannibal writer and producer Steve Lightfoot will be showrunning the series.

Here’s the entire press release.

This good deed goes unpunished!                 

Netflix has ordered a full first season of “Marvel’s The Punisher,” continuing their unprecedented collaboration with Marvel Television.

Jon Bernthal will reprise his role as Frank Castle, introduced to fans earlier this year in the second season of the Netflix original series “Marvel’s Daredevil,” with Steve Lightfoot (“Hannibal”) serving as Executive Producer and Showrunner in addition to writing the series’ first two episodes.

“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.”

“Jon hooked our global audience with his performance as Frank Castle from the moment he stepped on screen in ‘Marvel’s Daredevil,’ and we are looking forward to seeing more of him in this role under the vision of Steve Lightfoot,” said Cindy Holland, Netflix Vice President of Original Content.

“For me, the complexity and unpredictability of Frank Castle make him an incredibly compelling character and I couldn’t be more excited to dive into his world,” said Executive Producer and Showrunner, Steve Lightfoot. “After watching Jon’s performance in ‘Marvel’s Daredevil’ I could not be more excited to be working with him to further develop and progress the story of this anti-hero in a show of his own.”

“Marvel’s The Punisher” marks the sixth series ordered thus far as part of the groundbreaking collaboration between Marvel Television and Netflix including the upcoming “Marvel’s Luke Cage,” “Marvel’s Iron Fist,” “Marvel’s The Defenders” and the Peabody Award-winning “Marvel’s Jessica Jones.”

“Marvel’s The Punisher” is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix.


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