Should Netflix and Marvel continue Jon Bernthal's Punisher character, what form might his return take? We ponder the options...
Warning: contains spoilers for The Punisher series one.
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The Punisher was arguably the most well-written Marvel-Netflix show produced so far, and that – combined with the company’s will to recommission shows regardless of reaction or performance – suggests that a second series of The Punisher isn’t so much a matter of if, but when.
But with Frank’s story so well wrapped up, where might it go?
A sequel season
Any second season of The Punisher would have to resolve some fairly large narrative problems, not least how to get Frank Castle – who has now satisfactorily avenged the death of his family twice – back into the saddle without it being a retread of previous ground. The comics version of the