Netflix revealed the premiere date for Season 2 of January 18 in a teaser trailer last week, which featured Jigsaw - Castle's old best friend, Billy Russo, who is now embracing his villainous self. However, there's another wrinkle introduced as we see Bernthal's Castle get caught up in a whole new fracas when he saves the life of a mysterious girl, which will put him in the crosshairs of a lot more enemies. However, with more episodes of Iron Fist, Luke Cage and the Man Without Fear already cancelled by Netflix, this upcoming cycle of Frank Castle's saga could be his swan song.
The full trailer for the second season of "The Punisher" on Netflix was recently released, and it's incredible. This season, judging by this 2-minute clip, is going to be even bloodier. Netflix is now in the midst of cancelling many of their Marvel programs, leaving the fate of The Punisher in muddy water.
As you can hear in that trailer, they already seem to be hinting at the end of the show.
In Season 2, Jon Bernthal returns as Frank Castle, who up until now has been living a quiet life out on the road. The story of why plays out over the course of the season, and it proves to be somewhat relevant to the times in which we live, though probably not too relevant that it will ruffle any particular feathers.
The Punisher is executive produced by Steve Lightfoot along with Marvel TV boss Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory. He faces off this season with two main villains: John Pilgrim (the very creepy Josh Stewart), a religious fundamentalist who paradoxically loves murder almost as much as Frank does, and the escaped Billy Russo, whose face isn't nearly as disfigured as everyone makes it out to be, which is a shame, because that would have been cool. The Punisher season 2-which also stars Amber Rose Revah, Jason R. Moore, Floriana Lima, and Giorgia Whigham-hits Netflix on January 18.