Frank Castle will be doing a bit of cross country traveling when Marvel’s The Punisher returns for its second season on Netflix this January.
In a change of pace, the series will not begin on the mean streets of New York. A common thread with the Marvel Netflix shows, going all the way back to Daredevil, is that they have all started on the ground level in New York. The individual shows may take us to various places, such as Danny Rand’s flashbacks to K’un-Lun in Iron Fist, but for the most part, we start and end in New York. That won’t be the case when Frank Castle shoots his way back onto television screens in less than a month.
According to a set report from Collider, Steve Lightfoot, the showrunner behind The Punisher, stated that instead of beginning in New York, Frank Castle is exploring the country in order to get “a look at the country he fought for but has never really seen.” Admittedly, Lightfoot also stated that Frank’s cross-country tour won’t last for very long, but it’s an interesting break from a tradition that’s been set since Daredevil. At the same time, it’s a way to open up the Marvel Netflix world and allow Frank to see more of the country.
While we’ve seen Frank outside of New York during his flashbacks as a wartime soldier, this will be the first time since his return where we see him step away from the violent world. With that in mind, what do you think about this change of pace not just for The Punisher, but the Marvel Netflix series to start somewhere other than New York? Would you like to see Frank spend a significant amount of time away from the city before returning for another fight? Let us know your thoughts on this and more in the comments below.
Marvel’s The Punisher stars Jon Bernthal, Ben Barnes, Amber Rose Revah, Jason R. Moore, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Daniel Webber, Paul Schulze, Michael Nathanson, Jaime Ray Newman, and Deborah Ann Woll.
The second season will air on Netflix in January.