The Punisher premiere date finally announced; new season 1 trailer
After many months of waiting, Netflix has finally confirmed The Punisher premiere date. The good news is you won’t be waiting too much longer now!
As confirmed by the new video below, November 17 is when the entire first season is going to be available for the comic book adaptation. Jon Bernthal of Mob City and The Walking Dead stars as the title character, otherwise known as Frank Castle. You first met him on Daredevil season 2, and from the very moment he was announced it was clear that we were probably going to see him in his own solo series. This is an extremely popular Marvel property, and on Netflix there may be a chance to finally do the franchise the way in which it was meant to be adapted — violent, unflinching, and with apologies. There are no real limits to what they can and cannot do unlike on a television medium or the big screen, where they have more challenges due to the MPAA.
If there is one reason why The Punisher premiere date is now where it is, much of that is due to a last-minute change of plans. As reported here previously at CarterMatt, the original expectation was for the Netflix series to launch as a surprise one weekend around the time of New York Comic-Con. However, that plan was scrapped (and the Comic-Con panel canceled) following the horrific shooting in Las Vegas. We understand that there is a contingent of people out there who may feel that it’s wrong to punish a fictionalized series because of some horrible stuff that happened in the real world, but sometimes you do have to be sensitive to what’s happening out there in the real world and how close The Punisher may at times mirror things that are very real and violent. The show’s own tone — and the very thing that many people probably like it for — is also probably one of the reasons Netflix was probably hesitant about when it comes to the original premiere date.
Ultimately, the trailer below is going to deliver to you much of what you wanted to see from the series. Consider it a worthy appetizer while you wait for the next month in order to see the show play out in its entirety. Judging from some of the buzz that is already out there you’ve got a pretty substantial reason to think that this show could lead to a Punisher season 2 renewal at some point down the road. Why wouldn’t this be something that Netflix wants to embrace provided that the show finds the success it is anticipating?
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