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Netflix Original Series ‘Marvel’s The Punisher’ Announces Additional Cast Members

Netflix Original Series 'Marvel's The Punisher'

The Netflix original series ‘Marvel’s The Punisher,’ which will stream globally on Netflix in 2017, has announced five additional cast members.

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).

"We couldn't have asked for a more talented group of actors to round out the cast of Marvel's The Punisher," said Executive Producer and showrunner Steve Lightfoot.   "It's a thrill to watch them each bring their characters to life with such layered, nuanced performances.”

"Marvel TV is very proud of the cast of The Punisher," said Executive Producer Jeph Loeb, "Each actors brings a special promise who surround Jon Bernthal's exceptional performance."

It was previously announced that Deborah Ann Woll (“Marvel’s Daredevil”) will reprise her role as Karen Page alongside Jon Bernthal, who stars as Frank Castle/The Punisher.

Steve Lightfoot  (“Hannibal”) will write the series’ first two episodes in addition to serving as showrunner and Executive Producer. Jim Chory ("Marvel’s Daredevil," "Marvel’s Jessica Jones" and "Marvel’s Luke Cage") will also serve as Executive Producer along with Jeph Loeb  ("Marvel’s Daredevil," "Marvel’s Jessica Jones" and "Marvel’s Luke Cage"), Marvel’s Head of Television.

"Marvel’s The Punisher" is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix.

Michael Nathanson joins Marvel's The Punisher as Sam SteinJaime Ray Newman joins Marvel's The Punisher as Sarah LiebermanPaul Schulze joins Marvel's The Punisher as RawlinsJason R. Moore joins Marvel's The Punisher as Curtis HoyleDaniel Webber joins Marvel's The Punisher as Lewis Walcott

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Cartoon Network greenlights ‘We Bare Bears’ for a third season

Get ready for even more adventures with Grizz, Panda and Ice Bear: Cartoon Network has green-lit Season 3 of “We Bare Bears.” 

Created by Daniel Chong, “We Bare Bears” follows the daily lives of three bear siblings — a grizzly bear, a panda and a polar bear. The brothers often travel as a bear...

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Marvel Remembers Steve Dillon

Steve Dillon and The Punisher by Steve Dillon

British comic book artist Steve Dillon’s unparalleled storytelling won him worldwide acclaim; his easy humor and generous spirit earned him the love and admiration of his fans and fellow professionals.

A native of Bedfordshire, Dillon realized the lure of the medium at an early age, and by high school took it by the horns to produce his own comic book stories. At the very young age of 16, he scored his first professional work at Marvel UK, illustrating The Hulk and Nick Fury. At this time, he continued to support underground comix, local bands, and work that highlighted less-known creators of all stripes.

In the early 1990’s, Dillon began a creative partnership with a young writer from Belfast named Garth Ennis that would see him reach the peak of his skills. After a celebrated run on the Vertigo series Hellblazer, the duo collaborated on the creator-owned series that would cement Dillon’s legacy as one of the most nuanced storytellers of his era: an uncompromising modern-day Spaghetti Western called Preacher. When that series came to its dramatic conclusion, the creative duo brought their unique sensibility to Marvel, where they would redefine the Marvel Universe’s ultimate anti-hero: The Punisher.

From 2000-2003, Dillon drew two series of PUNISHER: MARVEL KNIGHTS, followed by two Bullseye limited series in 2005, and a three-year long run on WOLVERINE: ORIGINS from 2006 to 2008. Since 2009, Dillon would return to the Punisher for several series: 2010’s PUNISHER: WAR ZONE with Ennis, 2012’s PUNISHER MAX with Jason Aaron, and the current PUNISHER series, with Becky Cloonan.

Steve Dillon was a monolithic talent with a huge heart. Each and every stroke of his pen enriched the mythology of the Marvel Universe. He cannot be replaced; he will never be forgotten.

The Punisher and Bullseye by Steve Dillon

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