Steve Lightfoot to run Daredevil spin-off Marvel’s The Punisher

Marvel has been announced that Frank “The Punisher” Castle from Daredevil season two (Showrunners: Douglas Petrie and Marco Ramirez) is to be given his own Netflix spin-off. Steve Lightfoot is to be The Punisher Showrunner, and will write the first two episodes. Jeph Loeb, Marvel Television Head and Daredevil Showrunner said:

With Showrunner Steve Lightfoot’s compelling writing, we’re thrilled to bring Marvel’s The Punisher to Netflix.

Netflix Original Content Vice President Cindy Holland said:

Jon hooked our global audience with his performance as Frank Castle from the moment he stepped on screen in Marvel’s Daredevil, and we are looking forward to seeing more of him in this role under the vision of Steve Lightfoot.

Lightfoot himself said:

For me, the complexity and unpredictability of Frank Castle make him an incredibly compelling character and I couldn’t be more excited to dive into his world. After watching Jon’s performance in Marvel’s Daredevil I could not be more excited to be working with him to further develop and progress the story of this anti-hero in a show of his own.

The Punisher will stream on Netflix.