The Punisher in Development by Netflix
Not content with 5 series from the Marvel universe, Netflix look to be working on number 6, a Daredevil spinoff focused on Jon Bernthal's Punisher. Though Netflix and Marvel representatives have not commented, TVLine reports that The Punisher is already in development.
Bernthal, who played Shane Walsh in AMC's The Walking Dead, makes his first appearance on Marvel's Daredevil when the second season hits Netflix on March 18. According to showrunner Doug Petrie, the show will "very quickly" introduce Frank Castle (Punisher). "The advantage of any sequel is you can dive right in," Petrie told Entertainment Weekly. "We hit the ground running and then we ran as fast as we f**king could."
And Bernthal's performance has been well-received. "Viewers watching the show will be rooting for this guy with a gun but we’re also going to force people to second-guess themselves," Petrie added.
We'll keep you updated as more information becomes available. In the interim check out the official trailer for Daredevil Season 2 (which will be the debut of The Punisher) below.