The release date for the American thriller series The Punisher has been under speculation for a while. The show was announced to be canceled by Netflix in August. The viewers were highly disappointed as season 2 of The Punisher left the viewers with many unanswered questions. The confusion around season 2 was expected to be cleared in the third season. The fans have been waiting for the good news regarding The Punisher season 3.
About The Punisher:
The Punisher is an American thriller crime drama based on Marvel’s comic of the same name. Set in Marvel Cinematic Universe, the series is a bridge and continuation of films and series by the Marvel franchise. The show is created by Steve Lightwood for Netflix along with Marvel Television, ABC Studios, and Bohemian Risk Productions.
The show depicts the story of Frank Castle, who fights crime under the name “The Punisher.” His aim is to punish criminals with any means needed, no matter how harsh the consequences might be. He treats the culprits in a deadly manner and takes revenge for their crimes.
Why Season 3 of ‘The Punisher’ got canceled?
There have been many reasons for the cancellation of the new season of ‘The Punisher.’ One of the reasons that surfaced was mismanagement and imbalance of the cast. The creators cleared that they canceled further production as they were not able to bring out the character of The Punisher as good as it was in Marvel comics. The series was canceled in February 2019, and there is no confirmation till now whether the show would continue or not.
Before ‘The Punisher,’ Netflix had also canceled “Iron Fist,” “Luke Cage,” and “Daredevil” after their release.
However, with the launch of Disney+, it was the possibility that Disney could revive and buy the copyrights for The Punisher as well as other canceled shows. It is also a new possibility that Hulu might also fight for the copyrights of these shows; it’s still hopeful that The Punisher might be revived.
Eminem’s reaction on cancellation of The Punisher:
The cancellation of the series ‘The Punisher’ upset the huge crowd of fans. Even the prominent celebrities showed their disappointment. The Oscar-winning Hip hop artist Eminem was upset with Netflix for canceling ‘The Punisher.’ Eminem tweeted,
“Dear Netflix, Regarding your cancellation of ‘The Punisher,’ you are blowing it!!
The lead actor Joe Bernthal replied to Eminem’s tweet. He said that he feels honored that Eminem watched his show.
Cast of The Punisher:
- Jon Bernthal as Frank Castle
- Amber Rose Revah as Dinah Madani
- Jason R Moore as Curtis ‘Curt’ Hoyle
- Josh Stewart as John Pilgrim
- Giorgia Whigham as Amy Bendix
- Floriana Lima as Krista Dumon