The highest-profile cancellation of Netflix's original Marvel programming, Daredevil joined Iron Fist and Luke Cage, which were both cancelled following their second seasons in October. Since the cancellations, there have been rumors that The Punisher and Jessica Jones may soon join their counterparts, as Netflix may be quietly ending their association with Marvel Television in anticipation of the impending launch of Disney's own premium streaming service later this year. Punisher star Jon Bernthal has since addressed the rumors of that the series will not be renewed for a third season.
"I know the reality of the situation and I’m at peace with it. I really only worry about the things I can control," Bernthal told Variety. "But in this business there’s so much we can’t control. Whatever is happening with these shows, these decisions are being made in rooms I’m not invited into and I’m OK with that."
With Daredevil and Iron Fist both cancelled less than two months following their final season premieres, the final fate of The Punisher on Netflix may be revealed as early as March.
Arriving on Netflix on January 18, The Punisher Season 2 stars Jon Bernthal as Frank Castle, Ben Barnes as Billy Russo, Amber Rose Revah as Dinah Madani, Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, Jason R. Moore as Curtis Hoyle, Josh Stewart as John Pilgrim, Floriana Lima as Krista Dumont and Giorgia Whigham as Amy Bendix.