Episodes: 26 (hour).
TV show dates: November 17, 2017 — January 18, 2019.
Series status: Cancelled.
Performers include: Jon Bernthal, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Deborah Ann Woll, Ben Barnes, Amber Rose Revah, Michael Nathanson, Jaime Ray Newman, Jason R. Moore, Daniel Webber, Michael Nathanson, and Paul Schulze.
TV show description:
From Marvel Comics, Marvel’s The Punisher TV show centers on Frank Castle (Bernthal). After his wife and children are killed, Frank seeks revenge. Unlike others in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), he is not possessed of superpowers and is fueled only by his grief and anger.
Although he wears neither cape nor mask, this vigilante is known throughout New York City only as “The Punisher.” Now, Frank is out to uncover a vast conspiracy that stretches far beyond the criminal network in the Big Apple.
As Matt Murdoch (Charlie Cox) aka Daredevil’s one-time assistant, New York Bulletin reporter Karen Page (Woll) has her own dark past and a soft spot for Frank. Although Karen certainly does not approve of everything Frank does, she understands this complicated man. While he can always turn to her, Karen is not afraid to ask him where and when his vengeance crusade will end.
A former NSA analyst who is presumed dead, David Lieberman aka Micro (Moss-Bachrach) has long searched for Frank Castle. Since they have enemies in common, Micro hopes Frank can help him return to his family.
While thinking her husband dead, Sara Lieberman (Newman) is doing her best to raise their children on her own. The Liebermans’ plight affects Frank more deeply than he expects, and he realizes he must do battle for their family.
Seasoned and smooth, Dinah Madani (Revah) is a tried and true patriot who works as a Homeland Security agent. After returning from Afghanistan, she is assigned to partner with Sam Stein (Nathanson). Underneath his dark humor, Sam is a deeply ethical man.
Then there’s Billy Russo (Barnes). Billy and Frank were best friends, when they served together in the Special forces. When the series kicks off, Billy is amongst those who believes Frank is dead. Once he returned to the states from Kandahar, Billy established Anvil, a private military firm.
As one of his friends, Curtis Hoyle (Moore) is one of the few people who knows Frank Castle is alive. Curtis may understand him better than anyone, including Frank, himself.
Finally, there is William Rawlins (Schulze). After rising through the ranks, Rawlins is now a high ranking CIA officer. He is always playing the long game and is often ready to make difficult choices others can’t.
Episode #26 — The Whirlwind
Frank, Pilgrim, Madani, Russo, Amy, Curt and the Schultz family. No bullet is left unspent as season two comes to an explosive conclusion.
First aired: January 18, 2019.
What do you think? Do you like the Marvel’s The Punisher TV series? Should this TV show have been cancelled or renewed for a third season on Netflix?