The Punisher Gets 2017 Release Date, Adds 3 More to Cast
The Netflix original series Marvel's The Punisher has announced three new cast members who will be joining Jon Bernthal (Frank Castle/The Punisher) in the series. Marvel's The Punisher will be streaming globally on Netflix in 2017. Ben Barnes (The Chronicles of Narnia) joins the cast as Billy Russo, Frank's Castle's best friend from his days in the Special Forces. He runs a successful private military corporation called "Anvil."
Ebon Moss-Bachrach (Girls) will play Micro, a former NSA analyst whose secrets may be of great value to Frank Castle and everyone around them. Amber Rose Revah (Indian Summers, Son of God) joins as Dinah Madani, a highly-trained sophisticated Homeland Security agent who is vexed by the Punisher. Here's what executive producer Steve Lightfoot had to say in a statement.
"I'm really excited about the cast we're assembling alongside Bernthal as Frank Castle. I look forward to watching Ben, Ebon and Amber embody these characters and breathe vivid life into the story we are crafting for this season of Marvel's The Punisher."
It was previously announced that Jon Bernthal whom fans were first introduced to in Season 2 of Marvel's Daredevil, will lead the cast as Frank Castle/The Punisher. Steve Lightfoot (Hannibal) will write the series' first two episodes in addition to serving as showrunner and Executive Producer. Here's what Jeph Loeb, Executive Producer and Marvel's Head of Television, had to say in his statement.
"We couldn't be more thrilled about the remarkable talent joining Jon Bernthal in Marvel's The Punisher. Ebon, Ben and Amber are incredibly talented actors and we can't wait to see them bring these characters to life."
Jim Chory (Marvel's Daredevil, Marvel's Jessica Jones and Marvel's Luke Cage) will also serve as Executive Producer along with Jeph Loeb (Marvel's Daredevil, Marvel's Jessica Jones and Marvel's Luke Cage), Marvel's Head of Television. Marvel's The Punisher is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix. The first set photos emerged earlier this week as production got under way.