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As one of Netflix's most brutal original series, The Punisher might have come across as a standalone project only meant to give actor Jon Bernthal a temporary stage to fully bring Frank Castle to life. But thankfully, that stage is getting even bigger, as Netflix renewed The Punisher for Season 2 a few weeks after its debut season premiered on the streaming service. Get those skull jackets prepped for some major fights, people.
Now, we obviously don't now any big details yet, since the announcement only just went public. As such, we're not sure if The Punisher Season 2 will show up on Netflix in 2018 or 2019, though we can probably bet on the latter, since production for Marvel's streaming series are quite involved. Plus, it all depends on what other Defenders heroes will get their own follow-up seasons in 2018.
Without getting too into spoiler territory, we're wondering where the show will go next with Season 2. That crazy last brawl in the finale likely offers up some answers, at least as far as what characters we might see when Season 2 kicks off. (We know which characters we won't be seeing, though.) We'll hopefully get to see some more development between Frank and Karen, assuming Deborah Ann Woll would return for a follow-up season, which spawns from another assumption that she makes it out of Daredevil Season 3 in one piece.
Beyond all that, though, the biggest question that fans will probably be asking -- well, beyond "Where is his skull costume?" -- will concern the potential inclusion of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and/or Iron Fist. There was a strong push to keep the superheroics out of Season 1, and to keep the focus on the all-too-human violence, but perhaps Season 2 will allow Frank's world to expand to a point when he needs to enlist the assistance of those with special abilities.
You can bet we'll be paying close attention for future Punisher updates, but until then, everyone can dive back into the entirety of Season 1 on Netflix right now. To see the other new and returning shows headed to the streaming service and beyond, head to our 2017 Netflix premiere schedule, our 2018 Netflix premiere schedule and our 2018 midseason premiere schedule. So much TV. So many opportunities for Frank Castle to destroy people's faces.