In what might be the least surprising news of the day, Netflix has reportedly ordered a Punisher Spin-Off series. I have yet to watch Daredevil Season 2 but from what I understand The Punisher plays a large roll in the first 4 or 5 episodes. A couple of the more mainstream media outlets like Entertainment Weekly didn't really think the Punisher stuff was that great but from the buzz on twitter a lot of net nerds really really liked it so I'm not surprised at all that Netflix would order a spin-off.
If I had to take a guess, I don't think this will be the last time Netflix will green light a spin off based off one of their Marvel properties. I'll bet this will become pretty standard practice. Marvel's original deal with Netflix was for 4 series. Daredevil, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones and Iron Fist, with a small mini-series team up show with all those characters in it called The Defenders. Even with the short 10-13 episode seasons they use that's like 52 episodes, more when you start including the second seasons. That's a lot of time to sort of test the waters with new characters that Marvel doesn't have movie plans for. Hopefully, fingers crossed we can get a Runaways series out of this. If Ned Stark losing his head blew your mind, the finale of Runaways would like... double blow your mind.
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