Punisher Showrunner Says Netflix Hasn't Canceled the Show - Yet

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While The Punisher hasn't met the fate of other Marvel Netflix series yet, showrunner Steven Lightfoot isn't entirely sure what the future holds for Frank Castle.

Speaking to THR, Lightfoot revealed that while Netflix hasn't canceled the series, the streaming service also hasn't given him the green-light to begin production on Season 3. "I’m very much in the bubble of my own show... As a fan, I was sad to see [Iron Fist, Luke Cage and Daredevil] go, and I don't know anything about the bigger picture," he said. "My situation in a way hasn't changed so much, in that when we finished season one, it went out, Netflix saw how it performed, and then they picked us up. I’m hoping for the same this time, and I don’t know anything beyond that. My hope is that the show does well enough that they want to pick it up."

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The future of The Punisher and Jessica Jones have been considered to be in jeopardy ever since the surprise cancelation of Iron Fist, Luke Cage and Daredevil in 2018. Although no formal announcement has been made by the streaming service, many have speculated that Netflix will cancel the remaining series following their second and third seasons, respectively. However, despite the uncertainty, Lightfoot doesn't appear to be giving up hope yet.

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. Both seasons are now streaming on Netflix.

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