The first season of Daredevil spent as much time developing its villain, Wilson Fisk, as its title hero. But the baddies may have taken the edge in the show’s second season, which just dropped in its 13-episode entirety on Netflix.
In fact, Jon Bernthal’s performance as the Punisher is so good that Netflix is rumored to be giving him his own spinoff series. “This is a character who means a lot to many people and I understand that,” he says. “The comic audience is very passionate and intelligent; they are very loyal. This character belongs to them, and I hope to do well.”
Known for his role as the brash Shane Walsh in The Walking Dead, Bernthal had the backing of fans when he took on the role of the Punisher. "[The Walking Dead] was a great job; it is very rare to be able to portray a character so intense and well-thought-out,” he says.
Another newcomer for Season 2, French actress Elodie Yung as Matt Murdock/Daredevil’s not-so-good ex Elektra, doesn’t fear the wrath of fans: “I’m excited to see how people react. I’m more curious than pressurized,” says Yung. “I really enjoyed my character and played it with love, so I hope they receive my version well.”