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Marvel's The Punisher, or simply The Punisher, is a television series based on the Marvel Comics vigilante and antihero of the same name. The series is a spin-off of Daredevil. It is the ninth television series in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The series was produced by Marvel Television and originally released on Netflix.
After exacting revenge on those responsible for the deaths of his family, Frank Castle uncovers a conspiracy that runs far deeper than New York's criminal underworld. Now known throughout the city as the Punisher, and legally dead, he must discover the truth about injustices and make uneasy alliances, in order to finally end the war that has controlled his life for too long.
Former Marine-turned-vigilante Frank Castle has been living a quiet life on the road until he suddenly becomes embroiled in the attempted murder of a young girl. As he is drawn into the mystery surrounding her and those in pursuit of the information she holds, Castle attracts a new target on his back as new and old enemies force him to confront whether he should accept his destiny and embrace life as the Punisher.
- Jon Bernthal as Frank Castle/Punisher (Seasons 1-2)
- Ebon Moss-Bachrach as David Lieberman/Micro (Season 1)
- Ben Barnes as Billy Russo/Jigsaw † (Seasons 1-2)
- Amber Rose Revah as Dinah Madani (Seasons 1-2)
- Daniel Webber as Lewis Wilson † (Season 1)
- Paul Schulze as William Rawlins † (Season 1)
- Jason R. Moore as Curtis Hoyle (Seasons 1-2)
- Michael Nathanson as Sam Stein † (Season 1)
- Jaime Ray Newman as Sarah Lieberman (Season 1)
- Josh Stewart as John Pilgrim (Season 2)
- Floriana Lima as Krista Dumont (Season 2)
- Giorgia Whigham as Amy Bendix (Season 2)
- Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page (Season 1; Special Guest Star Season 2)
- Shohreh Aghdashloo as Farah Madani (Season 1)
- Kelli Barrett as Maria Castle † (Seasons 1-2)
- Nicolette Pierini as Lisa Castle † (Seasons 1-2)
- Aidan Pierce Brennan as Frank Castle, Jr. † (Seasons 1-2)
- Geoffrey Cantor as Mitchell Ellison (Season 1)
- Kobi Frumer as Zach Lieberman (Season 1)
- Ripley Sobo as Leo Lieberman (Season 1)
- Tim Guinee as Clay Wilson (Season 1)
- Rick Holmes as Senator Stan Ori (Season 1)
- C. Thomas Howell as SAC Carson Wolf † (Season 1)
- Jeb Kreager as Gunner Henderson † (Season 1)
- Tony Plana as Director Rafael Hernandez (Seasons 1-2)
- Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio as Deputy Director Marion James (Seasons 1-2)
- Delaney Williams as O'Connor † (Season 1)
- Shezi Sardar as Ahmad Zubair † (Season 1)
- Royce Johnson as Detective Sergeant Brett Mahoney (Seasons 1-2)
- Corbin Bernsen as Anderson Schultz † (Season 2)
- Annette O'Toole as Eliza Schultz † (Season 2)
- Todd Alan Crain as Senator David Schultz (Season 2)
- Jordan Dean as Jake Nelson (Season 2)
- Allie McCulloch as Rebecca Pilgrim † (Season 2)
- Zell Steele Morrow as Michael Pilgrim (Season 2)
- Henry Boshart as Lemuel Pilgrim (Season 2)
On January 16, 2016, it was reported that a Daredevil spinoff series centered on Punisher was in development for Netflix with Jon Bernthal set to reprise his role as the title character in the series.
In October 2017, it was announced that following the 2017 Las Vegas Strip shooting, the series' promotional panel at New York Comic Con and event at Cirque d'hiver were canceled. It was also reported that the series' release date had been postponed.
On February 18, 2019, Netflix announced that the series had been canceled after two seasons.
On February 11, 2022, it was reported that the series would be leaving Netflix on March 1.
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