Just days after the first full Punisher trailer debuted, Marvel and Netflix have released a new image that shows Jon Bernthal in full costume as the title character. It was also confirmed that this series will debut sometime in 2017, although an exact premiere date has not been revealed at this time. This comes just a few months after director Dearbhla Walsh teased in an interview that the episode of The Punisher she directed won't be released until November.
Marvel released this new image today, along with an official version of the trailer, which seemingly leaked a few days earlier than anticipated. The earlier version of the trailer didn't feature a closing tag, which confirmed that the show will premiere at some time in 2017, only on Netflix, although the date was obscured. It should only be a matter of time before the Punisher release date is revealed for this highly-anticipated series. This will mark the first year that Netflix has released three Marvel shows in one year, with Iron Fist debuting in March, The Defenders debuting this past weekend and The Punisher arriving by the end of this year.
After exacting revenge on those responsible for the death of his wife and children, Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) uncovers a conspiracy that runs far deeper than New York's criminal underworld. Now known throughout the city as The Punisher, he must discover the truth about injustices that affect more than his family alone. The cast also includes Amber Rose Revah as Dinah Madani, Ben Barnes as Billy Russo, Daniel Webber as Lewis Walcott, Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Micro, Jaime Ray Newman as Sarah Lieberman, Jason R. Moore as Curtis Hoyle, Michael Nathanson as Sam Stein and Paul Schulze as Rawlins.
Series star Jon Bernthal took fans by surprise at Comic-Con 2017 last month with an unannounced surprise visit, where he showcased the first ever footage from this first season of The Daredevil spin-off. The footage included scenes from Frank Castle's more peaceful past, including shots of his daughter playing the guitar, along with more action-packed scenes with Frank Castle engaged in a car chase with members of the Dogs of Hell, who were previously featured in both Daredevil and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Steve Lightfoot (Hannibal) is serving as Executive Producer and Showrunner in addition to writing the series' first two episodes, which he co-wrote with co-creator and executive producer Edward Allen Bernero. Jeph Loeb, Jim Chory and Rob Kim will also serve as executive producers on The Punisher. The Punisher marks the sixth series ordered thus far as part of the groundbreaking collaboration between Marvel Television and Netflix including Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and The Defenders. The Punisher is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix. Take a look at this new photo for The Punisher, and if you missed it on Friday, check out The Punisher trailer below.