The second trailer for Marvel’s The Punisher has finally revealed the official release date for the Netflix series as being November 17th.
— The Punisher (@ThePunisher) October 19, 2017
Netflix have been teasing Frank Castle’s solo outing for months now, and it was expected that the streaming service, along with Marvel, would announce the premiere date at New York Comic Con earlier this month, however this was before The Punisher’s panel was cancelled in the wake of the Las Vegas mass shooting.
Jon Bernthal reprises his role as Frank Castle after having originally played the role in Season 2 of Daredevil last year. The Punisher’s solo series has been created by Hannibal’s Steve Lightfoot, and promises to be just as grisly and violent as Frank’s introduction to the MCU, and this new trailer confirms that this is absolutely true.
The show will come to Netflix on the same day as DC’s Justice League is released in cinemas, and just a few days before Marvel’s Runaways launches on Hulu. So, November is going to be a busy month for comicbook fans.
All of the synopsises and trailers for The Punisher confirm that the series follows Frank on a journey to unravel a conspiracy that “runs far deeper than New York’s criminal underworld.” And joining Frank will be Deborah Ann Woll returning to her role of Karen Page, whose journalistic talents and investigation skills will serve her companion well in uncovering a mystery that goes so far as to connect to Frank’s days in the military. Also joining Frank’s team is Micro (Ebon Moss-Bachrach), whose tech knowledge perfectly complements Frank’s penchant for violence, to get results.
As is the case with Netflix’s other Marvel shows, The Punisher will explore street-level crime fighting, in a gritty and grounded fashion. The show will largely run independently of The Defenders series, and the narrative threads that led to the series.