Marvel’s The Punisher season two will feature three new characters played by Josh Stewart, Floriana Lima, and Giorgia Whigham. Even with the new cast announcements, the comic book-inspired action drama is keeping fans in the dark, not yet revealing a confirmed season two premiere date on Netflix.
Per Marvel, Josh Stewart (Insidious: The Last Key, Shooter) is playing “John Pilgrim, a man whose calm exterior belies a ruthless interior. Despite having left behind a life of violence, circumstances will force him to use his old skills and bring him into Frank Castle’s world.” Floriana Lima (Lethal Weapon, The Family) has joined the cast as “Krista Dumont, a smart, compassionate, and driven psychotherapist for military veterans.”
Giorgia Whigham (Scream, Sierra Burgess is a Loser) is on board to play “Amy Bendix, a street-smart grifter with a mysterious past.”
Stewart, Lima, and Whigham join returning season one cast members Jon Bernthal as ‘Frank Castle,’ Ben Barnes as ‘Billy Russo,’ Amber Rose Revah as ‘Dinah Madani,’ and Jason R. Moore as ‘Curtis Hoyle.’ The series is executive produced by Steve Lightfoot, Jeph Loeb (Daredevil, Marvel’s Luke Cage), and Jim Chory (Marvel’s Daredevil, Marvel’s Luke Cage).
“Josh, Floriana and Giorgia are all remarkable talents and we can’t wait for the audience to see what we have in store for them in the second season of Marvel’s The Punisher,” stated Jeph Loeb, Executive Producer and Head of Marvel Television.
“We are incredibly excited to have Josh, Floriana and Giorgia joining the cast of Marvel’s The Punisher and seeing them bring their talents to the next chapter in the Frank Castle story,” added Steve Lightfoot, Showrunner and Executive Producer.
For those who haven’t yet caught on to The Punisher, all 13 episodes of season one are currently available on Netflix.
The Plot: After exacting revenge on those responsible for the death of his wife and children, Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) uncovers a conspiracy that runs far deeper than New York’s criminal underworld. Now known throughout the city as The Punisher, he must discover the truth about injustices that affect more than his family alone.