Early last year saw the release of Daredevil Season 2. While Daredevil had proven what a great show it was based on the merits of the titular character, this second season upped the ante when it introduced the fan favorite vigilante known as The Punisher. This was a character who had attempted to jump to the big screen numerous times, only to fall short. Despite the good faith of other productions in the past, Jon Bernthal’s portrayal of the broken Frank Castle was the definitive Punisher, and one that fans wanted to see more of.
Marvel and Netflix heard the cries of fans, and it wasn’t long before rumors started to fly about a Punisher spinoff on the streaming service. Soon after, the production itself was confirmed, and it joined a long list of shows that (at the time) included Iron Fist, The Defenders, and later seasons of Jessica Jones and Daredevil. Given the long list of seasons still to be released, Marvel and Netflix have both been very careful about revealing the actual release schedule. Thus far, we’ve seen Iron Fist hit the streaming service, and later this August, we’ll be seeing The Defenders, but it was still a huge question as to whether or not we’d get another show before the end of the year…and if so, which one, and when?
It looks like someone may have let slip the details of said release. Speaking with THR, TV director Dearbhla Walsh — whose credits include Penny Dreadful, and Fargo — discussed her first North American gig, which happens to be the Marvel series.
“One other time that hasn't been aired yet, which was an episode for the new Marvel series The Punisher, which I did just before Christmas, but it's not airing until November. I directed that in New York and edited in L.A., but this was my first directing experience in lovely Canada.”
As you may have noticed, buried in that response, she revealed that The Punisher would hit Netflix this coming November, around three months after The Defenders hits. Will this be the last show to hit Netflix this year? Considering Jessica Jones came out in November in 2015, I had assumed there’d be room for her even before The Punisher, but perhaps both she and Daredevil will get bumped from their usual spots early in 2018.
Regardless, it’s more quality Netflix TV from Marvel, and so long as the shows end up being good, we don’t mind when they come out, or how frequently.
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