Before the end of last year, Netflix canceled Iron Fist, Luke Cage, and Daredevil. It was a surprising move but one that was not entirely unexpected given that Disney would be launching their own streaming service, Disney+, at the end of 2019. So all that remains of the Marvel Netflix deal are Jessica Jones and The Punisher. The latter was a new addition to the original deal that only featured four heroes of New York City. Though he made an intro in season 2 of Daredevil, Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) made quite an impression in his own series.
Now, he’s back for season 2. And this time, he’s going up against a familiar face. Ben Barnes also returns to play the series’ lead nemesis Billy Russo, whose disfigurement at the end of season 1, has transformed him into becoming Jigsaw. Netflix has released a new trailer for the season, which also announces a release date. Check out the trailer below.
Season 2 of The Punisher is coming a lot sooner than we thought. And judging by the trailer, it picks up right where season 1 left off, with Castle disfiguring Russo. Although, the trailer suggests he won’t be as scarred as his comic book counterpart. Instead, there will only be a few lacerations. However, Russo’s mental state seems to indicate that Castle did a lot more damage.
We even get to see the Jigsaw mask that Russo will be wearing in season 2. And it looks like he is out to get blood. Particularly Castle’s blood. However, we hear Castle say “I’m not the one who dies. I’m the one who does the killing.”
Here’s the official plot synopsis:
Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) can run but he can’t hide from who he’s meant to be. Season two finds Frank in all too familiar territory. With Castle’s former brother-in-arms Billy Russo (Ben Barnes) slowly beginning to heal from the traumatic brain injury Frank inflicted on him, it’s only a matter of time before Billy starts to put the pieces of the puzzle back together.
Amber Rose Revah, Jason R. Moore, Deborah Ann Woll, Josh Stewart, Floriana Lima, Giorgia Whigham, Corbin Bernsen, and Annette O’Toole also star.
All episodes of The Punisher season 2 will be available for streaming exclusively on Netflix on January 18, 2019.