DAREDEVIL Showrunner Wants R-Rated PUNISHER Show

'The Punisher #2' variant cover by Jerome Opena
Credit: Marvel Comics
Credit: Marvel Comics

Marvel has dubbed its Netflix shows such as Daredevil under the umbrella title of "Marvel Knights," and one person inside the production says he thinks Frank Castle would make a great addition.

In an interview with SciFiNow, Daredevil showrunner Steven DeKnight says the Punisher is "due" for a television series after Daredevil and calls himself a "huge fan."

"I’d love to see him get his due on a platform like this," says DeKNight. "Nothing would delight me more than to see the Punisher get his own show and maybe we could convince Marvel to go Hard-R rating. If any character deserves an R rating, it’s the Punisher.”

Although conventional wisdom might say the Punisher would be tamed down with the television format, the unique nature of Marvel's shows on Netflix seem highly conducive for a story like the Punisher's. Daredevil star Charlie Cox says his interpretation of the the character owes itself heavily to the Punisher.

“Steven DeKnight said that Daredevil is one bad day away from being the Punisher,” says Cox. “I thought that was really helpful. Again, it adds to the dark tone, and I think it’s more interesting to watch."

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