To the righteous sound of Alice in Chains’ Layne Staley‘s voice raging through “Would?,” Netflix unleashed the second season trailer for Marvel’s The Punisher. Though it may be a new season for Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal), that doesn’t mean old ghosts won’t be back to “haunt” Frank in some very deadly ways.
Isn’t that right, Billy “Don’t Call Him Jigsaw” Russo (Ben Barnes)? And did you bring along some help?
Former marine-turned-vigilante Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) has been living a quiet life on the road until he suddenly becomes embroiled in the attempted murder of a young girl (Giorgia Whigham). As he is drawn into the mystery surrounding her and those in pursuit of the information she holds, Castle attracts a new target on his back as new and old enemies force him to confront whether he should accept his destiny and embrace a life as “The Punisher.” Steve Lightfoot (Hannibal) serves as showrunner, writer and executive producer.
MARVEL’S THE PUNISHER Season 2 also features Ben Barnes (Billy Russo), Amber Rose Revah (Dinah Madani), Jason R. Moore (Curtis), Josh Stewart (John Pilgrim), and Floriana Lima (Dr. Krista Dumont).
From what we saw in that trailer, we’re looking at two individuals who are on a major collision course with one another – how much collateral damage occurs remains to be seen. Clearly, Russo surived his season-ending showdown with Castle – but the extent of the damage done to his face is surpassed only by the damage done to his mind (“It’s like a bomb went off inside my mind, scattering all the pieces.” / “It’s something on the edges — someone, like a dark shadow waiting for me.”)
Doesn’t look like things are going much better for Castle: after an earlier teaser showed him setting fire to his federal pardon, Castle clears up any confusion there might be among viewers that this season was going more of a This Is Us route (though you’d think the outfit and the weapons alone would be enough of a giveaway: “You need to let me be what I’m meant to be. I’m not the one who dies; I’m the one who does the killing.”