The reviews for Marvel’s The Punisher are in and this means that Rotten Tomatoes’ aggregate score is out to the public.
The Punisher’s first season has earned a 65 percent Tomatometer score. The site’s consensus reads:
“A rocky start can’t keep The Punisher from pushing the boundaries of Marvel’s TV universe with a fresh take on the comics-derived action thriller.”
This score means that The Punisher is rated “fresh,” but not a “certified fresh.” It makes The Punisher the second-lowest score of Marvel’s Netflix series. It must be noted that there is a gap between The Punisher’s score and that of Iron Fist which got 17 percent.
One would say that with Iron Fist being renewed for a second season despite the poor reception, a second season of The Punisher may be guaranteed. However, Steve Lightfoot is in the dark.
“No, I genuinely don’t know how the Netflix system works with making those calls, and I assume once they do [make a call] they’ll tell Marvel and Marvel will tell me and we’ll jump back to it,” Lightfoot said in an interview. “But I’m very excited to do so. I think we left both Frank and Billy in places where there are so many ways to jump off from if that second season comes. We can do anything with them, in truth.”
Marvel’s The Punisher is a spinoff of the second season of Marvel’s Daredevil. In Marvel’s The Punisher Season One, after exacting revenge on the ones responsible for the death of his wife and children, Frank Castle uncovers the conspiracy that runs deeper than New York’s criminal underworld.
This series was created and executive produced by Steve Lightfoot and produced by Marvel Television and ABC Studios. The series stars Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Amber Rose Revah, Ben Barnes, Daniel Webber, Jason R. Moore, Deborah Ann Woll, Paul Schulze, Jaime Ray Newman, and Michael Nathanson.
All 13 episode of Marvel’s The Punisher Season One are now available to stream on Netflix.