NETFLIX Comments On Rumored PUNISHER Spinoff

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There has been rumor and speculation that Jon Bernthal's Punisher could segue to his own Netflix series after debuting in the upcoming new season of Daredevil, but Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos is throwing in some caution.

"Any character that’s in there is on the table … It’s always possible," said Sarandos at a Television Critics Association event (via Entertainment Weekly). "All the characters in the universe could also spin out. Right now, these are produced at the scale of a major film, so there are long production times and long post times. In some case, when we have character crossover, it makes it more difficult to manage production. It’s not the goal to put out more than one or two out a year."

Given that Daredevil and Luke Cage are both set for release in 2016, and the second season of Jessica Jones and the new Iron Fist in line next, unless there's changes to Netflix's goal of "one or two out per year" then the soonest a Punisher Netflix series could appear would be 2018.

But that being said, EW cites anonymous sources stating that Netflix is already looking for a Punisher showrunner.

Just yesterday, word broke that Netflix and Marvel might spinoff Jon Bernthal’s Punisher from Daredevil Season 2 for his own series, though the company kept surprisingly mum in its official TCA presentation. Still, Netflix claims the potential for any of their Marvel characters to garner a spinoff, also clarifying a bit of their timetable.

Rest assured, while Netflix and Marvel may indeed intend a Punisher spinoff to join the lineup at some point, neither side have anything concise to say at this time. Asked about the possibility, Netflix boss Ted Sarandos could only offer:

Any character that’s in there is on the table … It’s always possible. All the characters in the universe could also spin out. Right now, these are produced at the scale of a major film, so there are long production times and long post times. In some case, when we have character crossover, it makes it more difficult to manage production. It’s not the goal to put out more than one or two out a year.

That last quote seems particularly interesting, in that



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Just yesterday, word broke that Netflix and Marvel might spinoff Jon Bernthal’s Punisher from Daredevil Season 2 for his own series, though the company kept surprisingly mum in its official TCA presentation. Still, Netflix claims the potential for any of their Marvel characters to garner a spinoff, also clarifying a bit of their timetable.

Rest assured, while Netflix and Marvel may indeed intend a Punisher spinoff to join the lineup at some point, neither side have anything concise to say at this time. Asked about the possibility, Netflix boss Ted Sarandos could only offer:

Any character that’s in there is on the table … It’s always possible. All the characters in the universe could also spin out. Right now, these are produced at the scale of a major film, so there are long production times and long post times. In some case, when we have character crossover, it makes it more difficult to manage production. It’s not the goal to put out more than one or two out a year.

That last quote seems particularly interesting, in that



Read More: 'Punisher' Spinoff Rumors Addressed by Netflix, Marvel | http://comicsalliance.com/netflix-punisher-spinoff-rumor/?trackback=tsmclip
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