Marvel has announced that five additional actors have joined the cast of the now-filming Marvel’s The Punisher.
Australian Daniel Webber, who recently played Lee Harvey Oswald on Hulu’s 11.22.63, joins as Lewis Walcott. A new character developed for the series, Walcott is described as “a young veteran who has had a difficult time re-assimilating into [sic] Civilian Society.”
Jason R. Moore (A Lonely Place for Dying, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice) takes on the role of Curtis Hoyle, who Marvel describes as “a friend of Frank Castle’s and one of the few people who knows he is alive.” Hoyle appeared in the comics as a Vietnam War compatriot of Castle who ran afoul of the Punisher and lost his life.
Paul Schulze, who served as one of best of Jack Bauer’s CTU bosses (and antagonists) on 24, will play Rawlins, a “high-ranking member of the CIA whose operations in Afghanistan intersect with Frank Castle.” In the comics, William Rawlins appeared in mature rated The Punisher MAX series. He was an eyepatch-wearing corrupt CIA operative who worked with both the mafia and terrorists.
Jamie Ray Newman (General Hospital, Bates Motel) takes on Sarah Lieberman, the wife of Daniel Lieberman, the hacker known as Micro to be played by Ebon Moss-Bachrach. Micro was not married in the comics, though he had a fiancee when he was younger. Sarah finds her life and marriage complicated by her husband’s relationship with Frank Castle.
Finally, Michael Nathanson (Young Adult, The Wolf of Wall Street) has signed on as Sam Stein, a Department of Homeland Security agent who partners with Amber Rose Revah’s Dinah Madani. Stein is also a newly created character for the series.
The five join Jon Bernthal, who reprises his role as Frank Castle/the Punisher from Marvel’s Daredevil; Moss-Bachrach; Revah; Ben Barnes, who plays potential big bad Billy Russo; and Deborah Ann Woll, who returns as Daredevil‘s Karen Page.
Marvel’s The Punisher is currently filming in New York. The show is expected to premiere on Netflix sometime in 2017.