The Punisher Season 2 returns Friday, January 18 on Netflix for 13 episodes. The first trailer is as bloody and brutal as you could want, proving that if this is to be the last season of the show we see for a bit after Netflix drops the ax, the character is going to go out with a bang - and then several more bangs. The unstoppable force of nature that is Frank Castle, known as the Punisher, is out to deliver another round of vengeance. When she later asks him his reason, he answers, "What was I supposed to do?" She responds, "It was nearly like you were happy for the excuse". Scenes from his backstory play out as the season's villain is introduced, Billy Russo a.k.a. Jigsaw, and the duo's dark past is teased in shifting scenes of evil planning and up-close combat between the two.
"Let me be what I'm meant to be", Castle snarls at one point during the trailer, letting you know a copious amount of fisticuffs and gunplay are about to commence. Bendix questions Castle in a voiceover, "What if Billy kills you?" to which the confident hero replies, "I'm not the one who dies, kid".
The season 1 of the show was one of the most gruesome shows available on the streaming site, and that was a remarkable feat keeping in mind the current crop of TV dramas.More news: Trump wishes Bezos luck on divorce: 'It's going to be a beauty'
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Throughout the (re) introduction to Jigsaw and The Punisher's past, strains from Alice in Chains classic "Would" swell.
The two-and-a-half-minute clip sees Jon Bernthal's Frank Castle coming to the aid of a young woman whose friends and family have been murdered, much like his own.