Jon Bernthal was recently spotted on the streets of New York City sporting a crazy beard in preparation for the start of filming on Netflix’s Marvel’s The Punisher series, and he’s certainly not alone on set. We already knew that Ben Barnes would be starring alongside Bernthal’s Frank Castle (and his role has just been confirmed), but we now have word of two new players.
As Marvel themselves confirmed today, Barnes will be playing Frank Castle’s ally Billy Russo, while Ebon Moss-Bachrach joins as the character Micro (who was teased in season two of Daredevil), and Amber Rose Revah will play a pivotal role in law enforcement. It’s also been confirmed that Marvel’s The Punisher will indeed be streaming globally in 2017. This means that, along with the previously announced Iron Fist and The Defenders, Netflix will be rolling out three Marvel series in the same year for the first time.
As showrunner and Executive Producer Steve Lightfoot said, “I’m really excited about the cast we’re assembling alongside Bernthal as Frank Castle. I look forward to watching Ben, Ebon and Amber embody these characters and breathe vivid life into the story we are crafting for this season of ‘Marvel’s The Punisher.'”
Jeph Loeb, Executive Producer and Marvel’s Head of Television, echoed that sentiment: “We couldn’t be more thrilled about the remarkable talent joining Jon Bernthal in ‘Marvel’s The Punisher.’ Ebon, Ben and Amber are incredibly talented actors and we can’t wait to see them bring these characters to life.” Jim Chory also serves as Executive Producer in the Marvel Television, ABC Studios, and Netflix production. Check out more on the newly announced cast members below: