November Rains Punishment: Director Confirms The Punisher Premiere?

Frank Castle rains punishment down on Netflix this November according to one of the series directors.

In a conversation with The Hollywood Reporter to talk about her work on FX’s acclaimed Fargo, director Dearbhla Walsh seemed to confirm what has long been believed to be the timeframe for the series bow of Marvel’s The Punisher.

THR: From Tudors to Penny Dreadful, you’ve directed a lot of television that has aired stateside, but was this your first time crossing the pond, as it were, to direct episodic TV?

One other time that hasn’t been aired yet, which was an episode for the new Marvel series The Punisher, which I did just before Christmas, but it’s not airing until November. I directed that in New York and edited in L.A., but this was my first directing experience in lovely Canada.

According to her United Kingdom representation, the Irish director, who won an Emmy directing episodes of the BBC’s miniseries adaptation of Charles Dickens’ Little Dorrit, helmed the fifth episode of the violent vigilante’s first season.

The series was anticipated to premiere later in the year given its production schedule and the already planned premieres of Iron Fist in March and The Defenders in August. With ordered new seasons of Daredevil (season 3), Jessica Jones (season 2), and Luke Cage (season 2), the streaming service releasing three series in a calendar year has become a necessity. Spacing it out to November makes sense.

There is still no official confirmation from Netflix on a premiere date. It’s possible new might come out of Comic-Con, but given we didn’t learn a premiere date for The Defenders until after Iron Fist dropped, expect the same for Castle’s solo outing.

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