Despite a massive body count and Frank Castle apparently isn't out of ammo just yet. Less than a month after its Season 1 debut, Marvel announced this afternoon Netflix has renewed The Punisher for a second season.
The news was accompanied on Twitter by a brief animated depicting the fan-favorite antihero's iconic emblem, and the number "2."
No release date was revealed, and Marvel's press release is less than forthcoming with any real information. However, whatever is in store for Castle, it's safe to say it will require loads and loads of firepower:
After exacting revenge on those responsible for the death of his wife and children, Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) 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.
Marvel's The Punisher Season 1 was executive produced by showrunner Steve Lightfoot (Hannibal), Jim Chory (Marvel’s Daredevil, Marvel's Jessica Jones, Marvel's Luke Cage) and Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s Daredevil, Marvel's Jessica Jones, Marvel's Luke Cage) who also serves as Marvel’s Head of Television. Marvel’s The Punisher is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix.
Marvel's The Punisher Season 1 cast featured Ebon Moss-Bachrach (Girls, The Lake House), Deborah Ann Woll (Marvel’s Daredevil, True Blood), Ben Barnes (Westworld, The Chronicles of Narnia), Amber Rose Revah (Emerald City, Indian Summers), Michael Nathanson (The Knick, Wolf of Wall Street), Jaime Ray Newman (Bates Motel), Jason R Moore (A Lonely Place for Dying), Daniel Webber (11.22.63) and Paul Schulze (Nurse Jackie).
Season 1 of The Punisher is available on Netflix now.