Netflix’s ‘The Punisher’ Adds ‘Bates Motel’ and ‘11.22.63’ Stars
The initial lack of announced cast for Marvel’s Netflix Punisher spinoff made it unusual that production had begun, but now that Jon Bernthal’s Frank Castle is firmly back in the habit, more fresh faces are announced for the Defender side-series. Both Bates Motel’s Jaime Ray Newman and 11.22.63 sharpshooter Daniel Webber have joined the cast in supporting roles, along with two others.
Per Marvel’s official announcement, the roster of Daniel Webber, Jason R. Moore, Paul Schulze, Jaime Ray Newman and Michael Nathanson have joined the existing cast of Bernthal, Deborah Ann Woll, Ebon Moss-Bachrach and more. Both Moore and Schulze will play roles with ties to Punisher history, as outlined below:
Daniel Webber (“11.22.63”) has been cast as Lewis Walcott, a young veteran who has had a difficult time re-assimilating into Civilian Society.
Jason R. Moore (“A Lonely Place for Dying”) joins as Curtis Hoyle, a friend of Frank Castle’s and one of the few people who knows he is alive.
Paul Schulze (“Nurse Jackie”) will play Rawlins, a high-ranking member of the CIA whose operations in Afghanistan intersect with Frank Castle.
Jaime Ray Newman (“Bates Motel”) plays Sarah Lieberman, Micro’s wife (played by Ebon Moss-Bachrach) whose marriage has made her life far more complicated.
Michael Nathanson (“The Knick,” “Wolf of Wall Street”) has been cast as Sam Stein, a Homeland agent who is challenged by his partnership with Dinah (Amber Rose Revah).
Now confirmed for a 2017 premiere (before or after The Defenders remains to be seen), Marvel’s Netflix Punisher features among the cast Ben Barnes as Frank’s Special Forces friend (and future Jigsaw) Billy Russo, along with Amber Rose Revah as Homeland Security agent Dinah Madani. Additionally, Girls star Ebon Moss-Bachrach will take the role of “Micro,” described as “a former NSA analyst whose secrets may be of great value to Frank Castle and everyone around them.” Daredevil star Deborah Ann Woll has also been confirmed to reprise her role as Karen Page in a regular capacity.
We’ll likely see more in the next few months, but what else should we expect by the time Punisher debuts in 2017?
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