After three failed attempts on the big screen, everyone’s favorite vigilante is giving TV a shot. The good news is that The Punisher is back, and he’s found a TV show on a major network. The bad news? That major network is FOX, which is notorious for greenlighting genre shows only to cancel them faster than you can say, “Oh come on, give it a CHANCE already!” I need not remind Joss Whedon’s legion of fans about the fickle nature of FOX.
“The Punisher” TV series, from “Criminal Minds” showrunner Ed Bernero, will divert from the comic book somewhat, though that’s to be expected. The vigilante ex-Marine will now instead be “a rising star detective with the New York Police Department who moonlights as the vigilante Punisher, seeking justice for those the system has failed.” His name, though, will still be Frank Castle, and he’ll still flash the skull of justice as The Punisher.
The show has been handed a put pilot from FOX, which, while not guaranteeing that the show will go to series, does give it a better than average chance since the network would be on the hook for penalty fees if they decide otherwise.
“The Punisher” marks the third Marvel TV property that’s found a home at a network, with the Guillermo del Toro-produced “Hulk” and “AKA Jessica Jones” gestating over at ABC.
Via : Deadline