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Published On: Sun, Jan 8th, 2017

‘Punisher’ TV series details emerge

One of the biggest surprises from Daredevil season 2 was Jon Bernthal as the Punisher — so much so, Netflix and Marvel has moved very quickly to get the show produced in time for Fall of this year.

The Punisher doesn’t have a confirmed 2017 release date, but Iron Fist drops in March and the schedule will likely put the show in line for a debut at the end of the year.

Check out a first look at the cast of Punisher as actor Daniel Webber (who plays Lewis Walcott) posted the following image on Instagram.

“Welcome to team Punisher. #thepunisher #jonbernthal #marvel #netflix #2017 #frankcastle”

Webber plays an Army veteran struggling to adjust to civilian life. Also confirmed is Deborah Ann Woll, returning to Marvel’s Netflix universe again, playing Daredevil’s love interest Karen Page.

Jason R. Moore (Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, As the World Turns, Guiding Light, The Unusuals) is set to play Army veteran Curtis Hoyle in The Punisher.

The Knick star Michael Nathanson will play a Homeland Security agent Sam Stein with Amber Rose Revah (Emerald City, Indian Summer) playing Stein’s partner, partner Dinah Madani.

Frank Castle’s loyal friend and technology expert will be played by Ebon Moss-Bachrach with Jamie Ray Newman cast as his wife and Ben Barnes set as the head of a private military corporation.

“We couldn’t have asked for a more talented group of actors to round out the cast of Marvel’s The Punisher,” said Executive Producer and showrunner Steve Lightfoot in a statement. “It’s a thrill to watch them each bring their characters to life with such layered, nuanced performances.”

“Marvel TV is very proud of the cast of The Punisher,” said Executive Producer Jeph Loeb, “Each actors brings a special promise who surround Jon Bernthal’s exceptional performance.”

In fact, the statement detailed a few of the characters listed, such as Barnes’ Billy Russo: Barnes’s version of Russo states that he will be “Frank’s Castle’s best friend from his days in the Special Forces….He runs a successful private military corporation called “Anvil.”’

Moss-Bachrach as “Micro”: described as “a former NSA analyst whose secrets may be of great value to Frank Castle and everyone around them.”

Webber is Lewis Walcott, “a young veteran who has had a difficult time re-assimilating into Civilian Society.”

Moore’s Curtis Hoyle is “a friend of Frank Castle’s and one of the few people who knows he is alive” with Paul Schulze as Rawlins, “a high-ranking member of the CIA whose operations in Afghanistan intersect with Frank Castle.”

“For me, the complexity and unpredictability of Frank Castle make him an incredibly compelling character and I couldn’t be more excited to dive into his world,” said Lightfoot. “After watching Jon’s performance in Marvel’s Daredevil I could not be more excited to be working with him to further develop and progress the story of this anti-hero in a show of his own.”

“We want to thank the fans who are clamoring for more of Jon’s stunning and powerful performance as Frank Castle from Marvel’s Daredevil,” said Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb. “Now combined with Showrunner Steve Lightfoot’s compelling writing, we’re thrilled to bring Marvel’s The Punisher to Netflix.”

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