It’s fine, I’ll fess up to it…I still haven’t watched an iota of the first season of The Punisher. It has nothing to do with the character, but more in just that I’ve grown so tired of the decompressed approach to superheroes that seems to be the stock in trade of the Netflix take on them, that I can’t muster any enthusiasm for it.
Heck, I didn’t even finish The Defenders and that was the entire point of which all these series were building towards! Shame on me I guess.
Anyhow, I’ve heard mixed things about that first Punisher season, you guys tell me…was it any good?
While I’m waiting for your verdict about whether I should invest a few hours of my life into this, here’s some related news: the second season of the series has added three new players for its cast, including two faces that superhero fans may recognize…
Josh Stewart, who you may recognize from The Dark Knight Rises – he was Bane’s best buddy with the sniper rifle – has signed on to play the character John Pilgrim, described thusly:
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
While Floriana Lima, last seen as Maggie Sawyer on Supergirl, in on board to play Krista Dumont, a “smart, compassionate, driven, psychotherapist for military veterans”.
And to round things up, Scream‘s Giorgia Whigham joins as Amy Bendix, the “the street-smart grifter with a mysterious past” of the new crew.
Of the three, and I could be wrong about this, but I think Amy Bendix is the only pre-existing Marvel character – having originated in an issue of Punisher: War Zone by Larry Hama and John Buscema.
Marvel Television also announced that Ben Barnes will be returning as Billy Russo, the soon to be Jigsaw, along with the ongoing cast including Jon Bernthal as Frank Castle, Amber Rose Revah as Dinah Madani, and Jason R. Moore as Curtis Hoyle.