>Netflix is thisclose to pulling the trigger on The Punisher, a new Marvel spinoff series centered on Jon Bernthal’s gun-toting Daredevil vigilante (aka Frank Castle), TVLine has learned exclusively.
>Viewers will get their first look at Bernthal’s Punisher when Daredevil ‘s second season drops on Friday, March 18, but the early buzz on the Walking Dead alum’s performance is overwhelmingly positive.
>“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,” previewed exec producer Doug Petrie in a recent interview with EW.com. “Taking lethal justice into your own hands in America in 2015 is tricky s–t.”
>For those keeping track at home, this would mark Netflix’s sixth Marvel series, following Daredevil, Jessica Jones, the upcoming Luke Cage, and the in-the-works Iron Fist and The Defenders.
>Reps for Netflix and Marvel declined comment.
Defenders is apparently on a very tight contract. It basically has to start shooting by a certain date or Marvel will skunk their deal with Netflix.
The JJ showrunner has said that she wants to do a JJ season 2, but they basically can't until after the Defenders series.
>“Taking lethal justice into your own hands in America in 2015 is tricky s–t.”
This is what I was thinking desu. Frank is a more controversial character to push in today's social climate than any time in the character's history. I wonder how they're gonna handle him.
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Who the fuck cares. You Americans are aware you are literally the only country up in arms about social issues cause you have an inferiority complex because of how young your country is.
Guess I'll keep renewing my netflix sub
That's really not true. It's just the release dates that are set in stone. They can shuffle the lineup any way they want.
No one really knows this. Their plans are fluid and they're following what works. You would have said the same thing about DD S2 before it was announced.
Unlike most streaming shows, someone actually let slip how well Jessica Jones did. It was the president of NBC, answering a question on whether streaming is taking over broadcast.
>According to the numbers shared by Wurtzel -- based on data from tech firm Symphony -- an average episode of "Jessica Jones" attracted 4.8 million viewers in a 35-day viewing cycle. While that's still a significantly smaller audience than hit prime-time network shows such as "Scandal," it's competitive with some network fare, and certainly would be impressive numbers for an original cable series.
>Additionally, "Jessica Jones" was ahead of other streaming service shows cited by NBC: Netflix's "Master of None" (3.9 million) and "Narcos" (3.2 million) and Amazon's "Man in the High Castle (2.1 million).
It did well enough that another season isn't out of the question.
Not surprising, Punisher was one of the 6 odd shows pitched to Netflix originally. I think the only 2 that haven't been made from that pitch are Cloak and Dagger, and the Hood.
I'm never going to see The Hood on netflix, and that makes me sad. I know he's not exactly popular on this board, but I think that could have been a really good show.
I'm not saying it didn't do well. I'm simply telling you what the next phase is. Marvel doesn't think viewers will tune in for a S2 of JJ because a lot of the acclaim is for Killgrave and she doesn't have any other villains really. They aren't looking to push her for a S2. They want her and Hellcat in the second season of Defenders though and there has been talk for an all female Heroes for Hire show. Believe me or don't, it doesn't really matter to me.
It comes as no surprise. Since filming wrapped people were going apeshit over how great Bernthal is as Frank.
He's got a big enough fan base that I have no doubt his series will quite popular. Fuck, if Jessica Fucking Jones was a massive success, Punisher will be even more so.
It's still rumor at this point, but I'm really hoping it's legit.
What would the first storyline be? Would it be an origin story? Will he already be doing his vigilante thing for a while? Personally I'd like for him to do the Welcome Back Frank storyline first, then move into some MAX.
All the people involved, including marvel staff, are allegedly ranting and raving about how fucking amazing he was.
As a Punisher fan, I'm hyped the fuck out. March 18th can't come soon enough.
Yup. Netflix sure knows how to space out the series for maximum subscriptions.
He just needs the fucking costume. That's it. Also the music should be like that of 2004 game.
I'm interested to see how brutal this is going to be. Will it go full MAX or not?
I will be pretty bummed if they don't introduce the Punisher by recreating the scene where he knocks on a seemingly nice married couple's door, tells them to go down the their basement, revealing a kiddy porn set, and then he they're all like scared of getting arrested, but then he open's up his jacket to pull out his gun, revealing the punisher skull, and then they get REALLY scared and then blam blam, dead.
If they don't introduce him like that on DD, then hopefully they will in his own series.
If they don't do that, then hopefully they make him out to be a horror character, like show a gangster shitting his pants as if he's running from Jason Voorhees.
And going by the comic con footage or whatever, where Matt finds a bunch of bodies hanging on meat hooks, it looks like were getting something like that.