The Quick Rise and Immediate Fall of the Punisher TV Show Announcement

By Rob Bricken in Comics, TV
Friday, October 21, 2011 at 11:15 am
From Spinoff:
Fox has bought an hour-long drama from ABC Studios based on The Punisher, expanding Marvel's television development slate to five live-action series. The project has been given a put-pilot commitment, meaning the pilot is guaranteed to be put into production.
Holy shit! A Punisher TV series? That sounds awesome. You know, I always thought Punisher was uniquely suited for TV -- one dude, no superpowers, few supervillains, just killing criminals. Pretty easy to make, plenty of action, and who wouldn't want to watch bad guys get their asses kicked every week?
Deadline reports the adaptation, from Criminal Minds showrunner Ed Bernero,
Criminal Minds? Okay... well, it's not exactly an action show, but it is a procedural, and I guess The Punisher could be a procedural with more murder at the end, so--
will transform the comic book antihero Frank Castle into a rising-star detective in the New York Police Department who moonlights as a vigilante, seeking justice for those the courts have failed.
Fuck it. Never mind.

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