The Punisher is a Netflix original series, based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. It’s set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe —like most other shows produced by Marvel Television— alongside The Defenders and Daredevil, spinning off from the latter.
The series follows former United States Marine Corps Lieutenant Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal, reprising his role from Daredevil) who, after his wife, son and daughter are murdered in a shoot out between rival gangs, decides to wage a one man war on crime.
Haunted by memories of his past and hunted by law enforcement, Frank finds that there is a conspiracy underlying the death of his family. With the help of “Micro” (Ebon Moss-Bachrach), a former NSA analyst, Frank tasks himself with finding the truth. Ben Barnes, Amber Rose Revah, and Shohreh Aghdashloo also feature in supporting roles, and Deborah Ann Woll reprises her role as Karen Page from Daredevil and The Defenders.
The show premiered on November 17th, 2017, with a 13 episode season.