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Netflix Is Developing a Punisher Spin-Off With Jon Bernthal Because They Know You’ll Love Him on Daredevil

Heck, we’ve already fallen for him. Photo: Tim P. Whitby/2014 Getty Images

Daredevil returns to Netflix on March 18, bringing two new characters with it: rogue, ex-military vigilante Frank Castle, a.k.a. the Punisher (The Walking Deads Jon Bernthal), and Elektra (Elodie Yung). Aside from a few brief clips, we don’t know much about Castle’s role on the show — except that the season kicks off with a confrontation between him and Charlie Cox’s Murdock — but Netflix is reportedly so into the character that the site is considering a separate Punisher spin-off (a character Marvel has been trying to bring to the screen for years). According to TVLine, early buzz around Bernthal’s performance is “overwhelmingly positive.” If a Punisher series ends up happening, it would be the sixth Marvel show to appear on Netflix, counting Daredevil and Jessica Jones; planned spin-offs Luke Cage and Iron Fist; and the eventual Avengers-style crossover series, The Defenders. Prepare to spend many more weekends cancelling plans to keep watching superhero TV shows, is what we’re really saying.

Netflix Developing Punisher Spin-Off