Netflix Unleashes The Punisher In First Full Trailer


“One batch, two batch. Penny and Dime.”

The Punisher brings NYC’s criminal underworld to its knees in the electrifying full trailer for Marvel and Netflix’s first Defender-less standalone series. Set against the iconic, head-smashing strum of Metallica’s “One,” this super-slick promo is edited to perfection – just watch how Frank Castle’s effortless reloading technique is aligned to the music – and those postcard-worthy shots of New York’s twinkling skyline are further proof that, yes, The Punisher may well be on the verge of marrying brains with brawn.

Because make no mistake, Jon Bernthal’s titular vigilante, a bottomless pit of rage and fury, brings the fight to anyone and everyone who stands in his way, as he begins to uncover a city-wide conspiracy brewing from within the Big Apple. Having stripped away all of the supernatural elements seen in The Defenders – K’un-Lun, the immortal Iron Fist…you name it – The Punisher has blazed a path for a grimey crime saga rooted in the dark, seedy underbelly of New York City.

Marvel mainstay Deborah Ann Woll (Daredevil) can be seen here in the role of Karen Page, while The Punisher has also made room in its ranks for the Oscar-nominated Shohreh Aghdashloo and, potentially, another costumed crusader pulled from the pages of Marvel Comics. At least, that’s the latest rumor, though we imagine series showrunner Steve Lightfoot will want to keep things grounded wherever possible.

In light of today’s scintillating reveal, the updated and relatively concise synopsis for the Netflix standalone series reads as so: “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.”

Spanning 13 episodes in total, The Punisher will unveil the “human side” of Frank Castle later this fall. An exact release date continues to elude the show, though with New York Comic Con imminent, we imagine it won’t be too much longer before Netflix and Marvel let the cat out of the bag.