After successful on screen performances and critical acclaim for both Jessica Jones and Daredevil, Marvel and Netflix are ready to add another character to the sprawling vigilante universe in The Punisher.
EW has learned that Marvel has ordered a spin-off to The Punisher.
Riding on the succes of their current offerings, this will be the sixth character to get his own series in the Marvel + Netflix universe. These include Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Defenders and the already aired Jessica Jones and Daredevil.
Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead) will return to his star role as Frank Castle, while Steve Lightfoot (Hannibal, Casualty) will serve as show-runner.
If Daredevil is anything to go by, expect action packed and thrilling sequences for the tortured, ‘get things done by any means’ vigilante.
Official announcement is expected later today, Friday, 29 April.
We will update with more news as the story unfolds
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