'Punisher' Series Officially Ordered by Netflix

Jon Bernthal's portrayal of Frank Castle/The Punisher is inarguably the best part of Netflix and Marvel's Daredevil season 2, and we are going to get more of him!

The Punisher is getting his own Netflix series, and Jon Bernthal will be reprising his role.

While rumors regarding the spin-off have been swarming since last summer, it is now official that Marvel and Netflix will be teaming up yet again.

Writer and executive producer Steve Lightfoot, of the critically acclaimed Hannibal television series, will be The Punisher's showrunner.

“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," says Lightfoot in a statement. "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.”

Marvel and Netflix are expected to make a formal announcement later Friday, April 29, 2016.

Here is the first promotional teaser released for the newly ordered series:

[via EW, IGN]