The Punisher Series Reportedly In Development at Netflix

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TVLine reports that Jon Bernthal's take on The Punisher is being so well-received by executives, a spin-off series for the character and star is now in development. The series would spin directly out of his appearances in Daredevil, and be another Marvel TV/Netflix collaboration. The site did not divulge a source, and neither Marvel nor Netflix have commented or confirmed the reports.

Bernthal has received high praise from producers, writers, fellow actors, and executives alike for his portrayal of the gun-toting vigilante who thinks the only way to combat the criminal element is with lethal force.

"[Jon Bernthal's] Punisher is extraordinarily memorable, in every way," Marvel TV Executive Vice President Jeph Loeb told earlier this week.

The series would be the first one that wasn't part of the initial Marvel/Netflix announcement. That initial plan included Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and a Defenders mini-series that brings those four characters together. The first two series, Daredevil and Jessica Jones both premiered in 2015 to critical and fan acclaim. Luke Cage is filming now.

Jon Bernthal will debut as The Punisher alongside Elodie Yung as Elektra on Daredevil season 2, hitting Netflix March 18, 2015. Series stars Charlie Cox (Matt Murdock/Daredevil), Deborah Ann Woll (Karen page), and Elvin Henson (Foggy Nelson), all make their returns, as well.

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  1. well, this is no surprise, but it should be a limited limited series, like 6 eps or something, just as like an intro or something.

  2. I agree with you Anonymous4343. Cool that they want to give him his own show... But seriously we don't really NEED one, so a limited limited show would be good. Let's just get our Luke Cage and Ironfist shows and then you can make the Punisher show after, okay Marvel? 

  3. Excellent news!!!! A limited show of 2 seasons (26 episodes would be nice, but if they make it more than 2 seasons I am cool with it


  5. more bull from marvel that i wont be watching. we get this crap instead of she-hulk, ms. marvel, daughters of the dragon or elektra. whatevers. ten billion thumbs down

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