Netflix has revealed the debut date for Marvel’s The Punisher Season Two.
Netflix’s Twitter represents the Middle East and North Africa tweeted out a rundown of released dates for new content going to the spilling administration in January. It incorporates Marvel’s The Punisher Season Two on January 18th.
Marvel’s The Punisher Season Two sees Jon Bernthal come back to his role as Frank Castle, the heartless vigilante he originally played in the second period of Marvel’s Daredevil.
The principal season of The Punisher was about Castle coming back to his role as judge, jury, and executioner to deal with the conspiracy that prompted the death of his family. Showrunner Steve Lightfoot says the second season will be about Frank completely embracing the persona of the Punisher.
“If you ask, ‘What is the theme of Season 2?’,” Lightfoot told Collider, “It’s about Frank really adopting the mantle of The Punisher.”
The Punisher is one of the main two Marvel series left remaining at Netflix. Daredevil, Luke Cage and Iron Fist have all been dropped. The third season of Jessica Jones still stays to be released, however, many Marvel fans feel the writing is on the divider for both Frank and Jessica.
In any case, actor Jason R. Moore, who plays Frank’s friend Curtis, didn’t know the show would get this far with the political atmosphere encompassing gun violence in the United States.
“I thought it was a wrap,” he said. “Because trailers had come out that’s like, dude, it’s a gun shooting a lady in the head. That’s what you see. I’m very sensitive to the political climate. So I was just like, ‘I gotta’ start looking for a job.’”
The Punisher Season Two isn’t shying far from political issues though. Its villain has been portrayed as “alt-right,” in addition to other things.
“On the exterior, [John Pilgrim] is a man who is a Christian Fundamentalist who had a rage, a violent side of him,” said Josh Stewart, the actor who plays Pilgrim. “It’s buried deep. I think where this is all headed, that sort of side of him is going to resurface a bit.”
“He’s trying to piece together what happened to him and who he is. There is the metaphor at one point that his brain is the jigsaw that he’s trying put the pieces back together of,” actor Ben Barnes said to Collider.
In any case, Pilgrim won’t be Frank’s only adversary. Billy Russo, played by Ben Barnes, is back too.