Actor Jon Bernthal's tortured vision for Marvel's Punisher anti-hero captured a lot of audience love in the second season of "Daredevil" on Netflix. Soon he will get top billing in a streaming series of his very own as Netflix announced Friday it is creating "Marvel's The Punisher" as a standalone show.
Entertainment Weekly first reported the news. Netflix confirmed the move on its Facebook page with this message: "Target acquired. Marvel's The Punisher returns to Netflix." The post included a teaser that ends with Punisher saying, "Pain time." We already know to expect a fair amount of pain infliction in the upcoming series.
"The Punisher" will join a, including "Daredevil," "Jessica Jones" and the upcoming "Iron Fist" and "Luke Cage." As with Punisher, Luke Cage started out as a guest star on "Jessica Jones," but his standalone series will debut this fall. Netflix has not announced a release date for "The Punisher."