A couple of familiar faces to comic genre film & television fans join Marvel’s The Punisher in its second season, Marvel announced on Monday as production on the new season of the Jon Bernthal-fronted series began.
Josh Stewart (Dirt, Criminal Minds, Shooter), who played Bane’s right-hand man Barsad in The Dark Knight Rises, will play John Pilgrim, described as “a man whose calm exterior belies a ruthless interior. Despite having left behind a life of violence, circumstances will force him to use his old skills and bring him into Frank Castle’s world.”
Fans of the CW’s Supergirl will recognize Floriana Lima (The Mob Doctor, Lethal Weapon) as one half of the popular “Sanvers” relationship, Det. Maggie Sawyer. She’ll play Krista Dumont, a “smart, compassionate, and driven psychotherapist for military veterans.”
And Giorgia Whigham (13 Reasons Why, Scream) will play Amy Bendix, who Marvel’s describes as “a street-smart grifter with a mysterious past.” In the comics, Amy Bendix is an intellectually disabled young girl who happens upon Frank Castle in hiding in The Punisher War Zone series.
All three join returning stars Bernthal, Ben Barnes, Amber Rose Revah, and Jason R. Moore as series regulars. No word on if Ebon Moss-Bachrach and Jaime Ray Newman return as Micro and his wife Sarah. Or if Deborah Ann Woll is on hand again as Karen Page.
Per the press release, head of Marvel TV Jeph Loeb noted, “Josh, Floriana and Giorgia are all remarkable talents and we can’t wait for the audience to see what we have in store for them in the second season of Marvel’s The Punisher.” Showrunner Steve Lightfoot added, “We are incredibly excited to have Josh, Floriana and Giorgia joining the cast of Marvel’s The Punisher and seeing them bring their talents to the next chapter in the Frank Castle story.”
All episodes of Marvel’s The Punisher Season 2 are anticipated to be releases on Netflix sometime in 2019.