Netflix’s THE PUNISHER Adds Three New Cast Members

And three kinda-new characters!

According to a new report over at, Netflix's The Punisher series has just added three new cast members. And you know what that means - we've got three new character descriptions to look over. 

Here's a breakdown of the recent additions:

Ben Barnes (“The Chronicles of Narnia“) joins the cast as Billy Russo, Frank’s Castle’s best friend from his days in the Special Forces. He runs a successful private military corporation called “Anvil.”’
Ebon Moss-Bachrach (“Girls”) will play Micro, a former NSA analyst whose secrets may be of great value to Frank Castle and everyone around them.

And Amber Rose Revah (“Indian Summers,” “Son of God”) joins as Dinah Madani, a highly-trained sophisticated Homeland Security agent who is vexed by the Punisher.

As the informed comic nerds in the audience will tell you, one of these characters seems to be new (Dinah Madani), while the others are Punisher standards: Microchip's been a part of the series for some time now, and - if they maintain the mythology established in the comics - Billy Russo will one day become the villainous Jigsaw. Sounds like we've got a ways to go before that happens, though.

Netflix's The Punisher is filming now and should arrive on the streaming service sometime next year. It's anyone's guess as to whether or not I will have finished watching Luke Cage or Daredevil S2 by the time that rolls around (spoiler: it's very unlikely).