A report from Variety is suggesting that Disney’s ABC channel has sold the television rights based on Frank Castle aka The Punisher to Fox:
The Punisher is described as an hour-long procedural with a Marvel signature and a new take on one of comic book giant’s iconic characters, Frank Castle, a rising star detective with the NYC Police Department who moonlights as the vigilante Punisher seeking justice for those the system has failed. Bernero will executive produce along with Marvel. This marks the first sale this season and the first one ever outside of ABC for Disney-owned Marvel, which is developing TV series based on its properties through ABC Studios.
ABC is already developing 2 new TV series based on Jessica Jones and The Incredible Hulk.
Do you think The Punisher will do better as TV series than a movie? Let me know.