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After the murder of his family, Marine veteran Frank Castle becomes the vigilante known as "The Punisher," with only one goal in mind: to avenge them.

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Jon Bernthal ...  Frank Castle / ... 26 episodes, 2017-2019
Amber Rose Revah ...  Dinah Madani 26 episodes, 2017-2019
Ben Barnes ...  Billy Russo 25 episodes, 2017-2019
Jason R. Moore ...  Curtis Hoyle 17 episodes, 2017-2019
Ebon Moss-Bachrach ...  David Lieberman / ... 12 episodes, 2017
Floriana Lima ...  Krista Dumont 12 episodes, 2019
Josh Stewart ...  John Pilgrim 11 episodes, 2019
Giorgia Whigham ...  Amy Bendix / ... 11 episodes, 2019
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Storyline

After exacting revenge on those responsible for the death of his wife and children, Frank Castle uncovers a conspiracy that runs far deeper than New York's criminal underworld. Now known throughout the city as The Punisher, he must discover the truth about injustices that affect more than his family alone. Written by ahmetkozan

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The truth must be taken.


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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 November 2017 (USA) See more »

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Marvel's The Punisher See more »

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Brooklyn, New York, USA See more »

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Runtime:

| (Entire season 1)

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Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos (Netflix)

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

At the end of the first episode Micro says "Welcome back, Frank", a nod to the Garth Ennis/Steve Dillon comic book story which brought the Punisher back to popularity. See more »

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In every scene in the tent in Afghanistan, the flag is hanging backwards. When hanging, the stars should always be in the top, left corner. See more »

Quotes

Frank Castle: One Batch, Two Batch, Penny and Dime.
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References Punisher: War Zone (2008) See more »

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A fantastic dark first season
24 December 2017 | by alindsay-alSee all my reviews

After his brilliant role in daredevil season 2 it was clear that the punisher was set for great things and now his show has aired and it is fantastic really delivering on the character. The premise of the the season sees a former marine on the hunt for the people responsible for the death of his family. Jon bernthal reprises his role of Frank Castle and he totally owns the character, he nails the depth and complexity of the punisher and how it really takes a tole emotionally on him. He doesn't hold back whether it is the dramatic scenes or the action scenes you just know he loves this character and how he can delve right into it. Ben Barnes plays Billy Russo on the show and ex army ally of Castle and he was a really interesting character on the show. He clearly has his own agenda but you can see he cares about Frank and how there relationship progresses is a major highlight of the show. Another major highlight of the show is the chemistry between Castle and micro played by ebon moss bachrach, they bounce off of each other really well and add some good humour between the two of them. Amber rose revah plays a member of homeland security and she is good in the role, at first I wasn't particularly invested in her character but as time goes on she becomes more and more interesting. The story is a simple revenge tale that no matter how dark Frank gets you always are on his side which is done really well by the show. The show also deals with PTSD very well and shows that it is a real issue in everyday society not just in this universe. However, I found as the episodes went on the story becomes a little bit predictable and it does hurt the suspense sometimes as it isn't there. The script is really good with the dramatic dialogue all really working especially with the serious subject matters that are treated well. As mentioned before the humour is surprisingly really well done to add humanity too the majority of the cast which really helps. Onto the style which may be the star of this show, the action scenes are sometimes breathtaking with the action feeling real but keeping in contact with its comic book origins. Also this film is the most bloody that marvel has ever done and it is completely ideal for this character. Overall I love this first season of this show and if you love this universe and the character of the punisher this is a must watch.


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