A few days after mixed-quality copies leaked online, Netflix has officially dropped the first trailer for the highly anticipated series The Punisher.
Jon Bernthal is back as the troubled ass-kicker Frank Castle, who we met in the fantastic second season of Daredevil. As you’d expect, the tone is gritty and oh-so deadly in this first trailer, which keeps the season’s overall plot under wraps but hints at more of a backstory for our antihero.
Each show in Netflix’s Marvel world has certainly taken advantage of the brutality and more adult content that streaming affords, so you can only imagine how dark The Punisher will get. One needs to just take a look back at Castle’s bloody prison slaughter for a taste.
Steve Lightfoot, known for exec producing/writing Hannibal, is on board as showrunner.
As you can see towards the end of the trailer below, Netflix is still withholding the first season’s release date. At least we know we’re getting it sometime this year.