Looks like Frank Castle is getting some company. Marvel Television has hired three new actors to join star Jon Bernthal in the second season of the action-packed Netflix streaming series. Keep reading to learn about the latest season 2 cast members and who they’ll play.
Actor Josh Stewart will play John Pilgrim, a man whose calm exterior belies a ruthless interior.’He has violence in his past, and though he’s supposed to have left that life behind, Pilgrim finds himself forced to use his old skillset once more as he enters Frank Castle’s world. Stewart has had small roles in films like, and. He’s made more of a name for himself on television, appearing on shows like (an underseen, modern British riff on Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde from 2007), and USA’s.
Floriana Lima has been cast in the role of Krista Dumont, ‘a smart, compassionate, and driven psychotherapist for military veterans. I can’t imagine Frank Castle having a productive therapy session (his preferred version of therapy seems to be gunning down anyone involved with his family’s murder), but maybe this character can work some wonders for him. Lima’s resume includes a stint on the ABC series, playing the role of Maggie Sawyer on, and playing Miranda Riggs on the TV adaptation of.
And finally, actress Giorgia Whigham will play a character named Amy Bendix, ‘a street-smart grifter with a mysterious past. Whigham has appeared on shows like, and, and she has a significant role in the TV adaptation of. Interestingly, it appears that of these three new characters being brought into the fold, only Amy Bendix has appeared in the pages of Marvel comics. The character first showed up in 1994’s, and from what I can gather, she aided Frank Castle during an escape.
After appearing in season 2, Jon Bernthal’s version of Frank Castle (aka The Punisher) received his own spin-off series on Netflix. Critical response was largely mixed, but our own reviewer Chris Evangelista was firmly entrenched in the ‘this show is a big disappointment’ camp. Here’s a quick excerpt from his review-
Maybe some fresh new actors can help turn things around. Season one is currently streaming on Netflix ( here’s a behind-the-scenes featurette ), but there’s no official release date for the second season yet.