For those with the fortitude to marathon The Defenders overnight, Netflix offered a little surprise with a teaser of the upcoming Marvel series, The Punisher.
Jon Bernthal returns as Frank Castle, a man broken by the death of his family and fueled by the need to seek out crime and, well, punish it. Usually with the most extreme methods possible. Deborah Ann Woll will join him on the series as Karen Page, the Daily Bulletin reporter and, possibly, the only person Frank will listen to. Ben Barnes will take the role of classic Punisher nemesis Jigsaw — though, it’ll be hard for him to erase the memory of Dominic West’s amazing Jigsaw in Punisher: War Zone. From the trailer, expect flashbacks to Frank’s greatest tragedy and plenty of fools get shot or exploded as Frank’s vengeance expands to anyone he considers the bad guy. Nevermind that Frank’s methods also kinda sorta make him the bad guy as well.
But, you know, also expect that to be a thematic concern of the series.
The Punisher comes to Netflix later this year.