Netflix has revealed the trailer and premiere date for season two of Marvel’s The Punisher
The streaming giants announced that the series will be released on January 18th, while it instantly released the teaser trailer.
Here’s the Season 2 logline:
Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) can run but he can’t hide from who he’s meant to be. Season 2 finds Frank in all too familiar territory. With Castle’s former brother-in-arms Billy Russo (Ben Barnes) slowly beginning to heal from the traumatic brain injury Frank inflicted on him, it’s only a matter of time before Billy starts to put the pieces of the puzzle back together.
The teaser, much like the latter half of the show’s first season, pits Frank Castle against his former squad mate, Billy Russo. After their brutal fight at the end of last season, Russo seems to have suffered severe scarring, causing him to don a mask and giving us a brief glimpse of his identity as the future villain, Jigsaw.
Further hints at Russo’s masked-villain turn come from the Marvel press release that accompanied the trailer, which says that as Russo begins to “heal from the traumatic brain injury Frank inflicted on him, it’s only a matter of time before Billy starts to put the pieces of the puzzle back together.” With puzzle analogies surrounding the character that eventually becomes Jigsaw, Marvel isn’t exactly taking the subtle path.
The season two announcement comes as Netflix has cancelled three of its Marvel shows: Daredevil, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist all ended in 2018.
The series of cancellations has led some to believe The Punisher might suffer the same fate in the future.