A new trailer for Marvel’s The Punisher has arrived, along with copious violence and a long-awaited release date.
After much teasing and mystery, Marvel reveals that all 13 episodes of The Punisher will hit Netflix on Nov. 17.
The new trailer for the series presents Jon Bernthal as Frank Castle, in all of his bloodstained glory. This preview gives broader hints to the dark movements behind Frank’s awful trauma, and also features a lot of explosions and fire.
The new Punisher trailer makes it clear how Frank’s horrific experience in the military have influenced both his circumstances and his psyche. Clearly, those awful events — which are looking more and more like serious war crimes — have born violent fruit from deep and ugly roots.
Still, it’s not easy for Frank to gain support for his cause. “The only person you’re punishing is yourself,” a friend tells him, and the Punisher himself despairs that it’s the villains of this story who define the truth.
Luckily Karen Page (crying prettily as ever) turns up to weather some of the darkness along with Frank Castle… and suffer some of the consequences. It doesn’t seem likely that The Punisher will be the final nail in Karen’s coffin, but it’s clear that there will be no shortage of bodies when these 13 bloody episodes conclude.
In fact, the series’ profound violence caused Marvel to cancel The Punisher panel at New York Comic Con, mere days after the tragic shooting massacre in Las Vegas. It remains to be seen whether the fan appetite for this kind of content will be restored by mid-November.
“Known throughout New York City as The Punisher,” Netflix says of the series, “Frank Castle must discover the truth about injustices that affect more than his family alone.”
Marvel’s The Punisher sprays darkly across Netflix on Nov. 17.