Traditionally, any adaptation of the Marvel Comics masterpiece turns commercially successful for a television network. Therefore, when Netflix ordered a web series based on Marvel's The Punisher, we expected that it soon gets Season 2. The renewal happened just a month after the show's premiere. On December 12, 2017, Netflix announced that The Punisher returns for a sophomore season. This news wasn't a big surprise for millions of fans as well, given such an excellent reception of the first season of the web series.
Indeed, The Punisher showcased a brilliant response from the target audience. The show's rating on IMDb is 8.9/10 based on about 60,000 votes. On Rotten Tomatoes, the viewers have rated the web series at 4.6/5 (94%) ~ 3,600 votes. On Metacritic, The Punisher gets a score of 8.4/10. However, critics provided mostly mixed reception to this crime drama. Thus, the web series has a rating of 6.82/10/61% and 54/100, on Rotten Tomatoes/Metacritic, respectively.
As mentioned above, it's a win-win variant for any television network to adapt Marvel comics. There is six web television series based on the characters from the MCU on Netflix. So such a partnership between Marvel and Netflix would be last for years. Honestly, each adaptation turned a success, excepting maybe only Iron Fist, which has received extremely negative reviews from critics. Nonetheless, Netflix, as appears, generally relies on a response from its target audience. As a result, we expect that The Punisher will be a long-running project on Netflix since the viewers adore this show.
What Is The Punisher About?It's worth noting that this web series is extremely violent. Because of this, the show's panel at NYCC has been canceled due to the mass shooting in LA.
The story focuses on Frank Castle, a Vietnam veteran, who has his own view on the justice. Suffering from the death of his family and being obsessed of getting revenge, Frank declares war on the entire criminal underworld, swearing to fight crime until his end. That's why Frank dispenses justice using killing, kidnapping, blackmail, coercion, tortures, and other violent methods. Being a vet, Frank is experienced in weaponry, martial arts, and espionage.
Starting the battle with crime, Frank, known now as The Punisher, faced a vast conspiracy that runs far darker than New York's criminal underworld. As a result, he embarks on a mission to discover the truth regarding injustices that affect more than his family alone.
Regarding The Possible Release Date For Season 2Unfortunately, there has been no exact date in the Netflix's official announcement. The renewal happened so early that it's difficult to foresee the further actions of Netflix. The first season of The Punisher consists of thirteen episodes. Therefore, a next season will contain at least the same number of chapters. As a rule, it takes about a year to produce a full season. However, it could take less or more time depending on various circumstances.
If Netflix had predicted the show's success, they could order the new season before the premiere of the web series. In that case, we might see The Punisher Season 2 earlier than in November 2018. On the other hand, Netflix might decide to film an extended season consisting of 20-24 episodes. In that case, we could wait until January of 2019. In any case, we are waiting for the official announcement. We will update this page as soon as getting additional info on the subject. Stay tuned for updates. We will keep you informed.