The Punisher (TV series)

Marvel's The Punisher is an American television series created by Steve Lightfoot for the streaming service Netflix, based on the Marvel Comics character Punisher. It is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), acknowledging the continuity of the franchise's films and other television series. It is a spin-off from the first Marvel Netflix series, Daredevil (2015–2018). The Punisher was produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios and Bohemian Risk Productions, with Lightfoot serving as showrunner.

The Punisher
Genre
Created bySteve Lightfoot
Based on
Starring
ComposerTyler Bates
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes26
Production
Executive producers
ProducerGail Barringer
Production locationNew York City
Cinematography
  • Bill Coleman
  • Manuel Billeter
  • Petr Hlinomaz
Editors
  • William Yeh
  • Russell Denove
  • Tim Mirkovich
  • Tirsa Hackshaw
  • Trevor Penna
Running time49–58 minutes
Production companies
DistributorNetflix Streaming Services
Release
Original networkNetflix
Original releaseNovember 17, 2017 (2017-11-17) 
January 18, 2019 (2019-01-18)
Chronology
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Jon Bernthal reprises his role from Daredevil as Frank Castle / Punisher, a vigilante who uses lethal methods to fight crime. Ben Barnes, Amber Rose Revah, Jason R. Moore, and Deborah Ann Woll also star. They are joined by Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Daniel Webber, Paul Schulze, Michael Nathanson, and Jaime Ray Newman in the first season, with Josh Stewart, Floriana Lima, and Giorgia Whigham joining for the second. A television series centered on the Punisher received a put pilot commitment at Fox in 2011, but that project fell through. In June 2015, Bernthal was cast as the character to appear in the second season of Daredevil. Development on a spin-off began by January 2016, and Netflix ordered the series that April when the involvement of Bernthal and Lightfoot was confirmed. The series explores the title character's grief and violence, and was filmed in New York City.

The first season was released in its entirety on Netflix on November 17, 2017, followed by the second on January 18, 2019. They were met with mixed reviews, but received several accolades including a Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Award nomination. Netflix cancelled The Punisher on February 18, 2019. All of the Marvel Netflix series were removed from Netflix on March 1, 2022, after Disney regained the license for them. They began streaming on Disney+ from March 16.


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