Season 2 of Netflix’s Marvel series Daredevil has its first official trailer, and it’s all about The Punisher (The Walking Dead’s Jon Bernthal), though it does tease the arrival of another familiar name in its closing seconds. See for yourself:
“Just when Matt thinks he is bringing order back to the city, new forces are rising in Hell’s Kitchen. Now the Man Without Fear must take on a new adversary in Frank Castle and face an old flame – Elektra Natchios,” the trailer notes read. “Bigger problems emerge when Frank Castle, a man looking for vengeance, is reborn as The Punisher, a man who takes justice into his own hands in Matt’s neighborhood. Meanwhile, Matt must balance his duty to his community as a lawyer and his dangerous life as the Devil of Hell’s Kitchen, facing a life-altering choice that forces him to truly understand what it means to be a hero.”
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Daredevil showrunner Doug Petrie promised that the new season will be faster-paced, while also playing the relationship between Daredevil and The Punisher as a morality play.
“Viewers watching the show will be rooting for this guy with a gun but we’re also going to force people — the way we force Matt — to second-guess themselves,” Petrie says. “Taking lethal justice into your own hands in America in 2015 is tricky s–t. We have not shied away from the rich complicated reality of Now. If you’ve got a gun and you’re not the police you’re going to incite strong feelings. We’re stirring the pot and we’re aware of the headlines where we live and we’re trying to get people to think.”
Season 2 of Daredevil launches on Netflix on 18th March.