Marvel and Netflix certainly enjoyed near universal adulation for their new take on Daredevil. Many like myself were worried that lightning couldn’t strike twice. How would the showrunners up the ante on season two which is due next year?
Well, with today’s announcement that Jon Berenthal (The Walking Dead, Fury) would be joining the cast as Frank Castle aka The Punisher, it looks as there won’t be anything to worry about.
In a statement, Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s Head of Television had nothing but excellent things to say about that actor:
Jon Bernthal brings an unmatched intensity to every role he takes on, with a potent blend of power, motivation and vulnerability that will connect with audiences. Castle’s appearance will bring dramatic changes to the world of Matt Murdock and nothing will be the same.
As much as I loved Thomas Jane in the role, I really do think that Berenthal is perfect casting. I think that this is setting up a great conflict for season two, with the various factions of organized crime in New York City will be trying to get a foothold while The Kingpin is sitting behind bars.