Jon Bernthal is The Punisher in ‘Marvel’s Daredevil’

Jon Bernthal is The Punisher in Marvel's Daredevil
Jon Bernthal at the Fury’ premiere during the 58th BFI London Film Festival (Photo by Anthony Harvey / Getty Images for BFI)

The Walking Dead‘s Jon Bernthal has landed the role of Frank Castle/The Punisher in Marvel’s Daredevil season two. Marvel and Netflix made the casting announcement and offered this description of The Punisher for those who are unfamiliar with the comic book character: “He is a vigilante who aims to clean up New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen by any means necessary, no matter how lethal the results.”

“Jon Bernthal brings an unmatched intensity to every role he takes on, with a potent blend of power, motivation and vulnerability that will connect with audiences,” said Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s Head of Television. “Castle’s appearance will bring dramatic changes to the world of Matt Murdock and nothing will be the same.”

Marvel’s Daredevil stars Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock/Daredevil, Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, Elden Henson as Foggy Nelson, and Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple. Jeph Loeb, Doug Petrie, Drew Goddard, and Marco Ramirez executive produce.

Season one is currently available on Netflix with season two premiering in 2016.

-By Rebecca Murray

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