Ben Barnes Joins Marvel’s “Punisher” TV Series

It looks like Marvel and Netflix are definitely moving forward on their “The Punisher” TV series with word today via TV Line that “Prince Caspian” himself Ben Barnes has joined the cast of the series.

Jon Bernthal is set to reprise his role from “Marvel’s Daredevil” in the new series which follows Frank Castle (Bernthal) and his brutal quest to avenge his wife and child’s murder. Barnes marks the first official casting outside of Bernthal’s return and while it’s not clear whom he might play, the outlet suggests it might be the role of Bobby Saint who was created for the 2004 film.

The series was officially ordered earlier this year but at present there’s no idea when it will begin production. Filming on “Iron Fist” is continuing with “The Defenders” set to shoot later this year. Bernthal’s Punisher is expected to have a small part in the latter.