Marvel Studios The Punisher Season 2 is in production right now and Netflix today have revealed three new characters that will be joining the series along with the actor who will play them. Those actors include Josh Stewart (Insidious: The Last Key, Shooter), Floriana Lima (Lethal Weapon, The Family), and Giorgia Whigham (Scream, Sierra Burgess is a Loser).
Josh Stewart will be taking on the role of John Pilgrim, “a man whose calm exterior belies a ruthless interior. Despite having left behind a life of violence, circumstances will force him to use his old skills and bring him into Frank Castle’s world.”
The new actor will join returning cast members Jon Bernthal as Frank Castle, Ben Barnes as Billy Russo, Amber Rose Revah as Dinah Madani, and Jason R. Moore as Curtis Hoyle.
Floriana Lima will play Krista Dumont, “a smart, compassionate, and driven psychotherapist for military veterans.”
Then there’s Giorgia Whigham who will play Amy Bendix, “a street-smart grifter with a mysterious past.”
Jeph Loeb, Executive Producer and Head of Marvel Television had this to say in a statement:
“Josh, Floriana and Giorgia are all remarkable talents and we can’t wait for the audience to see what we have in store for them in the second season of Marvel’s The Punisher.”
Steve Lightfoot, Executive Producer added:
“We are incredibly excited to have Josh, Floriana and Giorgia joining the cast of Marvel’s The Punisher and seeing them bring their talents to the next chapter in the Frank Castle story.”
We don’t have any solid confirmation of the story that Season 2 will tell, but we’ve heard rumors that it might adapt Garth Ennis’ The Slavers story arc. If you’re not familiar with that story, here is a rundown:
The Punisher is about to murder a gangster when woman opens fire on him wounding him. The Woman is forced to retreat into an alley that turns out to be a dead end. The Punisher kills the gangster he was their to murder and follows the woman and the men chasing her into the alley. Frank Castle kills the men and is about to leave when the woman begging for his help screams they killed her baby. Frank takes her back to his base where she passed out following him and listens to her story. The woman named Viorica tells Frank that she was forced into prostitution and kept by slavers living in New York City and that after she escaped they tried to track her down and murdered her child. The Punisher then turns all of his attention to the forced prostitution ring and sets out to destroy it.