When it comes to romance The Punisher seems like the least likely show it to show up. Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) is driven for revenge for his family but there appears to be a hint of it in the series. Cinema Blend recently spoke to Deborah Ann Woll about whether or not a romance is on the horizon for Frank and Karen.
There are conversations. I have to think about how much I can sort of reveal. Also just in terms of whether this is Jon's story to tell or my story to tell, you just want to kind of be respectful of everybody's contributions. Jon and I have certainly feel that there is room for a romantic story in there. And there were certainly scenes where we took it farther in some takes than we did in other takes. We'll have to sort of wait and see what the editors chose, and how far they decided to push it. But we as actors allowed for that possibility. It'll kinda be up to Marvel and the powers that be to see how far they wanted to take it.
Frank has a lot of growing and healing to do before anything can happen. One of those things is the reality that the Castle's didn't have a perfect marriage.
You have to remember that no marriage is a fairy tale marriage. They're trying to sort of show you that there can be deep, respected love, but also a lot of figuring things out. And I think for sure that Karen doesn't want to step on their toes, but at this point, he and she are the only people who really — they're two profoundly lonely people — and the only person who really knows them to their core is the other one. And there's a deep affection there, but it's complicated.
Complicated is one way of putting it but it's undeniable that these two people care about each other deeply. Whether it will go beyond that is still up in the air.
Summary: After the murder of his family, Frank Castle becomes a vigilante known as "the Punisher", who aims to fight crime by any means necessary.
The Punisher, from showrunner Steve Lightfoot, stars Jon Bernthal, Jason R. Moore, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Michael Nathanson, Jamie Ray Newman, and Amber Rose Revah. It will stream to Netflix on November 17th.