Netflix dropped a new teaser ahead of the still-unknown premiere date later this year for The Punisher, and now all of those surveillance videos they released on Instagram are starting to make a lot more sense. Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) is about to lean firsthand that just because you might be paranoid doesn't mean that They aren't out to get you:
How deep does the cover up go? pic.twitter.com/q6HIt1G0Ou
— The Punisher (@ThePunisher) September 12, 2017
Recently released key art also emphasizes an over-arching conspiracy angle, with the Punisher's skull made-up of redacted documents and and the tagline, "The Truth Must Be Taken."
The 13-episode series is set to establish Castle's own piece of the Netflix/Marvel universe, giving viewers a better opportunity to get to know Castle more as a man than as just a killing machine. For Bernthal, this season is about Frank trying to open up more and care more for those around him — but the Punisher aspect is something Bernthal believes Frank is never going to be able to shake:
"Part of this season for Frank is [about how] he's built this wall around his heart. He's starting to care about things, and people. There's going to be an attempt to move beyond the Punisher, but that's something he can't shake. There's part of me that's hungry to get back into the darkness, that's excited to see it fall apart. And I'll go back to my long walks."
The Punisher features Bernthal, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Jason R. Moore, Michael Nathanson, Jamie Ray Newman, and Amber Rose Revah. Steve Lightfoot serves as the series showrunner, with the series expected to stream on Netflix some time in late 2017.
"After exacting revenge on those responsible for the death of his wife and children, Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) uncovers a conspiracy that runs far deeper than New York's criminal underworld. Now known throughout the city as The Punisher, he must discover the truth about injustices that affect more than his family alone."