Marvel's Netflix series The Punisher has officially gotten a release date and added 5 new actors to its cast, Geektyrant reports. Marvel also confirmed they are currently shooting the series. As such, the release date will be sometime in 2017.
The general casting descriptions for the five new faces have been released. There are some intriguing new characters. Read about them below:
has been cast as Lewis Walcott, a young veteran who has had a difficult time re-assimilating into Civilian Society.
Jason R. Moore
("A Lonely Place for Dying") joins as Curtis Hoyle, a friend of Frank Castle's and one of the few people who knows he is alive.
("Nurse Jackie") will play Rawlins, a high-ranking member of the CIA whose operations in Afghanistan intersect with Frank Castle.
Jaime Ray Newman
("Bates Motel") plays Sarah Lieberman, Micro's wife (played by Ebon Moss-Bachrach) whose marriage has made her life far more complicated.
("The Knick," "Wolf of Wall Street") has been cast as Sam Stein, a Homeland agent who is challenged by his partnership with Dinah (Amber RoseRevah).
These actors join Jon Bernthal, who is playing the role of the main character, Frank Castle. Another confirmed actor is Deborah Ann Woll, who is playing Karen Page. Both actors previously appeared as the their respective characters on Daredevil.
Steve Lightfoot, The Punisher's Executive producer and show runner, had this to say about the new crop of actors: "We couldn't have asked for a more talented group of actors to round out the cast of Marvel's The Punisher. It's a thrill to watch them each bring their characters to life with such layered, nuanced performances."
Executive producer Jeph Loeb was similarly enthusiastic. "Marvel TV is very proud of the cast of The Punisher. Each actors brings a special promise who surround Jon Bernthal's exceptional performance."
The actors that signed on here aren't particularly well-known, but that doesn't mean they won't do a good job. I look forward to their performances. What about you? Do you have any speculation about how these various characters will fit into Frank Castle's story?