“And then there were none”. Exactly a month after the launch of its second season on Netflix, Marvel’s The Punisher has officially been cancelled along with Jessica Jones to officially end the run of all of the Marvel-Netflix originals. The completed third season of Jessica Jones starring Krysten Ritter will still air later in the year but will be put on ice for good after that.
In speaking with Deadline, Netflix confirmed, “Marvel’s The Punisher will not return for a third season on Netflix”. They further added, “Showrunner Steve Lightfoot, the terrific crew, and exceptional cast including star Jon Bernthal, delivered an acclaimed and compelling series for fans, and we are proud to showcase their work on Netflix for years to come,”
“In addition, in reviewing our Marvel programming, we have decided that the upcoming third season will also be the final season for Marvel’s Jessica Jones….We are grateful to showrunner Melissa Rosenberg, star Krysten Ritter and the entire cast and crew, for three incredible seasons of this groundbreaking series, which was recognized by the Peabody Awards among many others”.
“We are grateful to Marvel for five years of our fruitful partnership and thank the passionate fans who have followed these series from the beginning.”
The writings were on the wall with the cancellations of Iron Fist, Luke Cage and even more recently Daredevil only a few short weeks after its third season arrived in January. It also comes along with the announcement that there would not be a follow-up for the limited series The Defenders.
Bernthal took to Instagram this morning to offer a cryptic farewell of sorts:
We are a week away from the return of Frank Castle aka The Punisher in season two of Marvel’s The Punisher on Netflix. Today we were treated with the official full trailer.
In this season Frank Castle (played by Jon Bernthal) has been exonerated for crimes butvas we see in the traile he is caught up in a new mission when he helps a mysterious young girl named Amy Bendix (Giorgia Whigham) it brings him into a new set of problems.
Problems that include his old friend Billy Russo (Ben Barnes) who is now consumed with vengeance on his mind, and has his very own masked army at his disposal.
Check out the trailer and let us know what you think?
The second season of Marvel’s The Punisher debuts on Netflix on January 18.
Earlier a teaser was released for the second season of Marvel’s The Punisher, along with we not only got the official release date but our first look at Ben Barnes (above) as the scarred up criminal nemesis to Frank Castle, Billy Russo known as Jigsaw. Now while we don’t see his face directly we do see the mask that he will wear as the character. Check it out below.
What are your thoughts on this version of Jigsaw?
Frank Castle is back to exact his brand of justice and revenge in the 2nd season of Marvel’s The Punisher. We did not know when the sophomore and potential final season would hit Netflix. We’ll now we have a day thanks to Netflix and Twitter.
January 18th and many people are speculating that shortly after it will be next in the line of the other Marvel TV shows that have already been cancelled. Luke Cage, Iron Fist and Daredevil all have been announced as cancelled following the release of their follow up seasons. With The Punisher about to air there only leaves Jessica Jones to see if the wise-cracking, snarky detective will remain after her third season.
Marvel’s The Punisher stars Jon Bernthal as Frank Castle a former marine who after his family is killed in a sting operation gone wrong exacts his revenge on any and everyone who was responsible.
In a normal situation many would be BEYOND excited to find out when this will arrive for the viewing audience. But at the same time after seeing what has happened with Luke Cage, Iron Fist and now Daredevil being cancelled it’s a bit difficult to not have a bit of sorrow blended with excitement.
Nonetheless Marvel has now officially announced that The Punisher season 2 will stream next month for 13 all-new episodes, though there is no specific date. Jon Bernthal will reprise the role of Frank Castle, a former marine who after surviving the brutal murder of his entire family, returns to exact revenge and punish all of those responsible. Bernthal will be be joined by fellow season 1 returnees Ben Barnes (Billy Russo), Amber Rose Revah (Dinah Madani), and Jason R. Moore (Curtis Hoyle). New cast additions to this season include Josh Stewart as John Pilgrim, Floriana Lima as Krista Dumont, and Giorgia Whigham as Amy Bendix.
Take a look at the first footage below
The first season of Marvel’s The Punisher garnered rave reviews. The reviews were so strong and positive that it was renewed for a second season close to a week after its initial release on Netflix.
Now as the story of former Marine turned vigilante, Frank Castle heads into its sophomore season, more talent is being added to the cast. The show stars Jon Bernthal and includes Ben Barnes as Billy Russo, Amber Rose Revah as Dinah Madani, and Jason R. Moore as Curtis Hoyle returning from season 1. Jo
Being added to the cast as series regulars are Shooter actor Josh Stewart will play John Pilgrim, “a man whose calm exterior belies a ruthless interior. Despite having left behind a life of violence, circumstances will force him to use his old skills and bring him into Frank Castle’s world.” Meanwhile, Supergirl‘s Floriana Lima will portray Krista Dumont, “a smart, compassionate, and driven psychotherapist for military veterans.” (that explains why her and Danvers broke up in Supergirl….that and kids) Last but not least, Giorgia Whigham (Scream) will play Amy Bendix, “a street-smart grifter with a mysterious past.”
As of now, Bendix is the only established Marvel Comics character of the three, and a very minor one at that. It seems that this version of Bendix will be relatively different from the comics. .
Frank Castle will officially continue to exact his brand of revenge and justice as Netflix has officially renewed Marvel’s The Punisher for a second season.
This doesn’t honestly come as a shock to many as the praise and strong reviews from its November 17th debut. Even the Trusty Sidekicks review of the series HERE
Jon Bernthal first arrived as the grief stricken, war-torn vigilante in Daredevil season 2 and the desire for his own series. This debuted with a bang, no pun intended now it’s going to be great to see where season 2 takes Frank, Micro (Ebon Moss-Bachrach), Karen Page(Deborah Ann Woll), Agent Madani(Amber Rose-Revah) and also how does Billy Russo(Ben Barnes) develop into the bad guy “Jigsaw”.Let us know if you’re just as excited for this announcement.
Well this year is getting a lot more exciting and the release of poster helps out A LOT.
The official poster for the upcoming Netflix series “The Punisher” starring Jon Bernthal as Frank Castle been released and it changes what many of us thought. We were under the impression that at first it would be released next year in 2018 but this poster shows that it is coming in 2017.
Now this would change the landscape because we just found out the release date for Marvel’s The Defenders which is set to come out this year in August. Now the question is do we get it close to the end of the year or immediately after the Defenders.