After months of speculation, Marvel finally confirmed that their spinoff series, The Punisher is actually happening. Jon Bernthal, who made his MCU debut as Frank Castle in Season 2 of Daredevil, has been confirmed to return as The Punisher, with Steve Lightfoot (Hannibal) serving as Executive Producer and Showrunner in addition to writing the series' first two episodes. While little else is known about the upcoming show, it seems that Marvel and Netflix are prepping the show to debut next year.
Last week, a Twitter user dubbed "KyleLillyKyle" posted a photo of a listing on Netflix for this Punisher series, which offers a very brief synopsis and teases that it will debut in 2017. The Twitter user revealed that he came across this entry while searching for Marvel on Netflix. Here's the brief plot description for this upcoming series below.
"After the murder of his family, Frank Castle is both haunted and hunted. In the criminal underworld, he'll become known as The Punisher."
Oddly enough, after the rumors first started to spread earlier this year, Marvel Television's Jeph Loeb said that the Punisher series wasn't actually happening, but just two months later, the show was officially announced. It's been nearly four months since Marvel and Netflix confirmed the show is actually happening, but we haven't had any updates since then. We don't know when production will begin on this show, or what characters need to be cast.
The Punisher marks the sixth series ordered thus far as part of the groundbreaking collaboration between Marvel Television and Netflix including the upcoming Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Defenders and the Peabody Award-winning Jessica Jones. The Punisher is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix. Stay tuned for more information on Marvel's The Punisher and the other exciting new Marvel Television series coming to Netflix. In the meantime, take a look at this image of the Netflix listing for The Punisher.