Netflix has confirmed the released date for The Punisher Season 2. Following last week’s leak, the streaming giant has confirmed that the Marvel show will return on January 18 and revealed the date announcement in a new teaser.
The teaser doesn’t feature any footage from the new season, but instead teases the upcoming confrontation between Frank Castle and Billy Russo–better known as the Punisher’s classic nemesis Jigsaw. Actors Jon Bernthal and Ben Barnes provide an intense voiceover that suggest that this will be a fight to the death–check it out below.
While there is much anticipation for The Punisher Season 2, the future of the show is unclear. In recent months, three of Netflix’s roster of Marvel shows have been cancelled. While the axing of Iron Fist and Luke Cage weren’t necessarily surprising, the cancelation of Daredevil within a few weeks of the acclaimed Season 3 hitting the service suggested that Netflix is looking to drop all of its Marvel shows.
Disney is launching its own streaming platform, named Disney+, later this year and is developing several Marvel series for it. Netflix still officially has The Punisher and Jessica Jones as active shows, and Season 3 of the latter is expected later this year. However, it remains possible that both will be cancelled once these latest seasons have been released.
In terms of new Marvel shows, in November Disney confirmed that Tom Hiddleston will star in a Loki show for Disney+. In addition, it has been reported that a Falcon and Winter Soldier team-up series is in development, and there are also rumors of a Scarlet Witch show.