While manylast year, The Punisher still endures. Netflix posted a teaser video for season 2 on Thursday while confirming a Jan. 18 release date.
The trailer doesn’t show much action because it sets up something much deeper.
It’s about setting up the tension for the new series following the dramatic events of season 1. Ben Barnes as Billy Russo (Jigsaw) is giving Castle’s creepy skull logo a run for its money with his new mask, a shattered black, and white scar-fest.
There’s a lot of gun waving and talking going on, but the teaser’s effective at setting up what we expect will be a central conflict for season 2 as The Punisher and Jigsaw collide.
Netflix also released an official synopsis: “Former Marine-turned-vigilante Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) has been living a quiet life on the road until he suddenly becomes embroiled in the attempted murder of a young girl (Giorgia Whigham). As he is drawn into the mystery surrounding her and those in pursuit of the information she holds, Castle attracts a new target on his back as new and old enemies force him to confront whether he should accept his destiny and embrace life as ‘The Punisher.'”