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Thursday, October 6, 2016

Marvel Adds Three To PUNISHER Series, Re-Installs DAREDEVIL Co-Star (Pics)

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At the end of the day, it really was a matter of time after rumors began swirling of serial treatment for the Punisher on Netflix. This past Spring saw actor Jon Bernthal introducing the character viewers earlier this year in the second season of Marvel's Daredevil opposite Charlie Cox, and the responses have been nothing short of approving from critics and fans alike.

As such, a series was greenlit in April this year and production is now underway, and as reported by several sources this year, continues the evolution of Frank Castle into the iconic crimefighting alter-ego as the series moves forward following Daredevil. Steve Lightfoot is showrunning and it is likely that just as Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage have done so far, Punisher will surely explore the anti-hero's origins much more

With this, expect new characters to enter the fray and build Frank Castle's violent, grim, semi-hinged and layered world of confliction between right and wrong. Marvel is announcing three new additions to the cast in order to build this world along with recent set miscellaneous photos accomodating Bernthal with the return of Daredevil series co-star, actress Deborah Ann Woll unveiled via Twitter this week which you can view at the very bottom.



NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES 'MARVEL'S THE PUNISHER' ANNOUNCES THREE NEW CAST MEMBERS
The Netflix original series ‘Marvel’s The Punisher’ has announced three new cast members who will be joining Jon Bernthal (Frank Castle/The Punisher) in the series. “Marvel’s The Punisher” will be streaming globally on Netflix in 2017.

Ben Barnes (“The Chronicles of Narnia“) joins the cast as Billy Russo, Frank’s Castle’s best friend from his days in the Special Forces. He runs a successful private military corporation called “Anvil.”’
 
Ebon Moss-Bachrach (“Girls”) will play Micro, a former NSA analyst whose secrets may be of great value to Frank Castle and everyone around them. 
And Amber Rose Revah (“Indian Summers,” “Son of God”) joins as Dinah Madani, a highly-trained sophisticated Homeland Security agent who is vexed by the Punisher. 
“I’m really excited about the cast we're assembling alongside Bernthal as Frank Castle,” said showrunner and Executive Producer Steve Lightfoot. “I look forward to watching Ben, Ebon and Amber embody these characters and breathe vivid life into the story we are crafting for this season of 'Marvel's The Punisher.'" 
"We couldn’t be more thrilled about the remarkable talent joining Jon Bernthal in 'Marvel’s The Punisher.' Ebon, Ben and Amber are incredibly talented actors and we can’t wait to see them bring these characters to life,” said Jeph Loeb, Executive Producer and Marvel’s Head of Television. 
It was previously announced that Jon Bernthal whom whom fans were first introduced to in Season 2 of "Marvel’s Daredevil," will lead the cast as Frank Castle/The Punisher. 
Steve Lightfoot (“Hannibal”) will write the series’ first two episodes in addition to serving as showrunner and Executive Producer. Jim Chory ("Marvel’s Daredevil," "Marvel’s Jessica Jones" and "Marvel’s Luke Cage") will also serve as Executive Producer along with Jeph Loeb ("Marvel’s Daredevil," "Marvel’s Jessica Jones" and "Marvel’s Luke Cage"), Marvel’s Head of Television. 
"Marvel’s The Punisher" is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix.

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