Awhile back one of our very own writers Sean Canfield mentioned that the Punisher might be taking a break from the big screen and landing on the TV screen in the form of a weekly show. Now originally the plan was for a premium television show on something like HBO or Showtime, but it looks like Fox has ordered up a Frank Castle TV show. Bad Ass Digest is reporting that the show is happening and that it will most likely be more like Law & Order than Punisher: War Zone.
Frank Castle will be a cop by day and a vigilante by night, picking off those who slipped through the failed court system. I’m not a huge fan of this idea, but this could act as an earlier time for Castle, before he became the skull wearing motherfucker we’ve come to love today!
My main gripe with this news is the station announcement. If Fox is ordering the pilot then that means the show will be TV friendly. The Punisher is a violent character and I can’t see a TV-MA rating doing him justice. I guess we’ll have to wait and see!
What are your thoughts on a Punisher TV show?