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"The Walking Dead" Star To Play The Punisher In "Daredevil" Season 2

The Walking Dead's Jon Bernthal has been cast as the iconic character.

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Netflix and Marvel just announced that The Punisher will be a part of Daredevil Season 2 and he'll be played by The Walking Dead's Jon Bernthal.

The iconic character — who made his first appearance in a Marvel comic in 1974 — is "a vigilante who aims to clean up New York City's Hell's Kitchen by any means necessary, no matter how lethal the results," according to Marvel's press release.

Season 2 of Daredevil — which also stars Charlie Cox, Rosario Dawson, and Deborah Ann Woll — will be available streaming only on Netflix in 2016.

After the news broke, Bernthal tweeted this message to fans:

Thanks for the love yall. Let's get it. Honored.

Jarett Wieselman is a senior entertainment editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Los Angeles. Wieselman writes about and reports on the television industry.

Contact Jarett Wieselman at jarett.wieselman@buzzfeed.com.

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