UPDATED with trailer: Just over two weeks after a New York Comic-Con panel for Marvel’s The Punisher was cancelled because of the October 1 mass shooting in Las Vegas, the Netflix series now has a premiere date.
The 13-episode first season of the Jon Bernthal-led show will launch on November 17, the streaming service said this morning. As well as grabbing the same date as Warner Bros’ Justice League movie comes out for the Punisher premiere, Netflix today also released the official trailer which you can watch above.
When Punisher would actually appear was a closely held secret that Marvel and Netflix has previously teased. Back in September, the comic giant and the streaming service sent out a press release with a redacted date for the launch of the Steve Lightfoot-showrun series. Not long afterwards, a Metallica-fueled Punisher trailer was released with the launch date also blurred.
Coming before an as-yet unspecified third season of Daredevil and Season 2 of both Jessica Jones and Luke Cage, the Punisher series comes after the vigilante character was first introduced in Season 2 of the Charlie Cox-led show. First introduced in the comics by Marvel in The Amazing Spider-Man in 1974, former soldier Frank Castle ruthlessly hunts down the criminal underworld and far more. Losing his family to killers in the series, the incredibly well-armed Punisher takes few prisoners, if you know what I mean.
The Punisher TV series features The Walking Dead alum Bernthal, plus Daredevil & The Defenders alum Deborah Ann Woll reprising her role as Karen Page. Westworld‘s Ben Barnes and Girls‘ Ebon Moss-Bachrach also appear in the Jeph Loeb executive-produced show.
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