The Punisher is getting his own Netflix series
For Frank Castle, the war is never over.
The Punisher was one of the standouts in an already impressive second season of Daredevil of Netflix. A mean, gritty and faithful portrayal of one of the Marvel universe's most damaged individuals, Jon Bernthal's take on the Punisher was second to none.
Which is why so many comic book fans were delighted to hear The Punisher will be getting his own Netflix spin-off show.
The Punisher is back. Locked and loaded.https://t.co/nGKCa2taEV
— Netflix (@netflix) April 29, 2016
As Entertainment Weekly reports, Marvel has ordered a spin-off starring The Punisher with Hannibal writer Steve Lightfoot as the series' showrunner.
The Punisher spin off will the be the sixth Marvel programme available to Netflix, joining Daredevil and Jessica Jones, along with upcoming stories involving Luke Cage and Iron Fist.
As of yet there is no word on whether The Punisher will bring his no-nonsense approach to crime-fighting to the Netflix crossover show The Defenders, but considering his "shoot em all" style, we doubt it.
Needless to say, some people were hyped about the announcement.
The Punisher getting his own Netflix show, very very excited
— Sinéad (@SineadFarrelly_) April 29, 2016
Netflix is giving The Punisher his own spinoff series from Daredevil, could I ask for anything more?! 👍🏻
— Linky / Dom (@LinkyYT) April 29, 2016
While others expressed disappointment that Marvel weren't using this slot to bring other stars to television.
I have read and enjoyed many years of Punisher solo series, but there are like 20 characters I'd rather watch Netflix shows about.
— Annie, Probably a Hobbit (@texasannie) April 29, 2016
Oh come on. The Punisher gets a new series? So 3 Netflix Marvel series about dudes. Jessica Jones is the new Smurfette.
— Dr Maria W. Norris she/her (@MariaWNorris) April 29, 2016