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Netflix Renews Marvel's The Punisher for a Second Season

In a surprise to almost no one, Netflix has renewed Marvel's The Punisher for a second season. Jon Bernthal first played the role of Frank Caste in Marvel's Daredevil season 2 before spinning out into his own series. Spoilers below.


Marvel's press released didn't say much other than to catch us up on the first season:

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.

Marvel's The Punisher Season 1 was executive produced by showrunner Steve Lightfoot (Hannibal), Jim Chory (Marvel's Daredevil, Marvel's Jessica Jones, Marvel's Luke Cage) and Jeph Loeb (Marvel's Daredevil, Marvel's Jessica Jones, Marvel's Luke Cage) who also serves as Marvel's Head of Television. Marvel's The Punisher is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix.

Marvel's The Punisher Season 1 cast featured Ebon Moss-Bachrach (Girls, The Lake House), Deborah Ann Woll (Marvel's Daredevil, True Blood), Ben Barnes (Westworld, The Chronicles of Narnia), Amber Rose Revah (Emerald City, Indian Summers), Michael Nathanson (The Knick, Wolf of Wall Street), Jaime Ray Newman (Bates Motel), Jason R Moore (A Lonely Place for Dying), Daniel Webber (11.22.63) and Paul Schulze (Nurse Jackie).

It's hard to guess where the second season will go now that Frank has, once again, gotten everyone involved with his family's death. They did basically the origin for Jigsaw with Billy Russo and they brought up the Gnucci family in the first season as well. Even though his reason to hide is gone, I can't see them continuing without Micro helping him. The relationship between the two was just so good. And they dance around the idea of a relationship between Frank and Karen Page. But there are a lot of good Punisher comic stories to pull from, so we shall see.

Marvel's The Punisher is available now on Netflix.

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Dan WicklineAbout Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.
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