Netflix Renews 'The Punisher' for a Second Season

Marvel’s The Punisher will continue to kick butt and take names. Netflix made the announcement on Tuesday in a post on the show’s Facebook page, simply noting that “Season 2 is coming.” The Marvel series follows Frank Castle, who is played by Jon Bernthal, a man who takes the law into his own hands.

Netflix also announced today that it has ordered six original series from DreamWorks Animation Television. The shows range from Trolls: The Beat Goes On!, a sequel series to the 2016 feature film, to The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants, based on the Dav Pilkey book series. Both shows will debut in 2018, as will the second season of Guillermo del Toro’s Trollhunters, the science fiction adventure 3 Below, and the new series Harvey Street Kids.

Netflix and Dreamworks are also rebooting the 1980s cartoon series She-Ra. The original series premiered in 1985 as a spinoff to the hit Masters of the Universe series. In the original series, She -Ra was the twin sister of Prince Adam, also known as He-Man. The new She-Ra is being created by writer and cartoonist Noelle Stevenson, who has won several awards for her webcomic and graphic novel work.

The announcements illustrate Netflix’s continued commitment to pursue original-content. With competitors like Disney’s upcoming streaming service, it is going to be crucial for Netflix to provide as much content to a wide audience as possible. Not to mention, the possibility of Disney acquiring 20th Century Fox could be a major paradigm shift in the entertainment industry.

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