Jon Bernthal Cast as The Punisher for Daredevil Season 2

The Walking Dead's Jon Bernthal has been cast as Frank Castle aka The Punisher for Season 2 of Netflix's Daredevil, Marvel has announced.

The Punisher is a vigilante of Hell's Kitchen who's aim is to clean up the streets by whatever means necessary, even if that means is more or less lethal. He's oftentimes collided with other Marvel superheroes, including Daredevil and Spider-Man. No doubt he'll be a big player of Hell's Kitchen when Season 2 arrives in 2016.

“Jon Bernthal brings an unmatched intensity to every role he takes on, with a potent blend of power, motivation and vulnerability that will connect with audiences,” said Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s Head of Television. “Castle’s appearance will bring dramatic changes to the world of Matt Murdock and nothing will be the same.”

The Punisher has appeared multiple times in film, with the role going to Dolph Lundgren in The Punisher​ (1989), Thomas Jane in The Punisher (2004), and Ray Stevenson in Punisher: War Zone . Bernthal is mostly known for his role as Shane in The Walking Dead. He more recently starred in last year's Fury and is set to appear in The Accountant next year.