In the comic book based series, Bernthal will play The Punisher, a vigilante whose ultimate goal is to “clean up” Hell’s Kitchen in New York City.
“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,” said Jeph Loeb, the head of television at Marvel, in a statement.
Season two of “Daredevil” will debut exclusively on Netflix in 2016. Season one of the Netflix original series is currently available on the streaming service.
“Daredevil” is produced by Marvel Television with ABC Studios. It is executive produced by Doug Petrie, Marco Ramirez, Drew Goddard, and Marvel Television’s Jeph Loeb.
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