For really real.
Back in January, before the second season of Marvel’s Netflix series Daredevil even aired, there was a rumor that a spin-off was already planned for a new character, Frank Castle aka the Punisher. Sadly, that rumor was put to rest the next month by Marvel’s Head of Television Jeph Loeb.
But now the Punisher may be back in business. Entertainment Weekly is reporting that the spin-off series is on the table again. Jon Bernthal will be reprising the character, and Hannibal‘s Steve Lightfoot will be serving as writer, executive producer, and showrunner.
Marvel and Netflix are expected to make an official announcement soon, but for now you can check out the first official teaser image for the series below.
There’s no telling when this series will be airing. There’s still Luke Cage to be aired, Iron Fist to be filmed, and a Defenders team to put together. But Marvel is in the business of giving fans pretty much whatever they want, and Bernthal’s performance in Daredevil was definitely a crowd pleaser, so there’s little surprise here that a spin-off is happening.