Netflix may be canceling its Marvel shows left and right, but The Punisher is still part of its catalog and Season 2 is only a couple weeks away. The streaming service announced the release date for the new season on Thursday with a fresh trailer (above) that features one familiar character with a new look.
Light spoilers for The Punisher Season 2 below.
A deleted tweet from one of Netflix’s official accounts listed the Punisher Season 2 release date as January 18 on New Year’s Day. Now, only two days later, the streaming service confirmed the news, revealing when fans will see find out next for Frank Castle and Billy Russo while also meeting new characters including the Season 2 villain John Pilgrim and Amy.
In the aftermath of Frank and Billy’s fight in the Season 1 finale, Billy is on his way to becoming Jigsaw, as he’s known in the comics, cut face and all. The new trailer definitely teases that future for him. His face is scarred, but he’s also mentally in pieces.
“It’s like a bomb went off inside my mind, scattering all the pieces,” he says in a voiceover. “There’s something on the edges, someone, like a dark shadow waiting for me. This face has everything that I ever did wrong written all over it.”
The other half of the trailer features Frank Castle eager to be “what [he’s] meant to be.” “I’m not the one who dies,” he says. “I’m the one who does the killing.”
The video ends with the series’ logo, followed by letters forming “SAW,” hinting at one of the villains to come this season, and the premiere date: January 18.
Netflix’s official synopsis for Season 2 is as follows:
“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.”
Marvel’s The Punisher Season 2 will be available on January 18 on Netflix.
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