'The Punisher' expands cast list

With Marvel and Netflix's "Luke Cage" in full swing, the recent confirmed release date for "Iron Fist," and the confirmation that a bearded Jon Bernthal was seen filming season one of "The Punisher" in New York, the Marvel/Netflix universe of shows is on the fast track, and showing no signs of slowing down.

According to EW, two key actors will join 'The Punisher' cast for the upcoming first season, set to join Jon Bernthal's Frank Castle in his own standalone series.

It has been confirmed that "Girls" alum Ebon Moss-Bachrach has been tapped to play Micro, a former NSA analyst that has vital information that could very well aid Frank Castle in his bloody, ammunition-fueled endeavors.Known as Microchip in the comics, the character built weapons and tech for The Punisher before eventually becoming a villain.

Also joining the cast, Amber Rose Revah has been tapped to play Dinah Madani -- a Homeland Security agent.

What can viewers expect from 'The Punisher'?

With season one of the series currently underway in terms of filming, this leaves viewers and fans plenty of time to speculate before the series eventually makes its debut on Netflix.

Viewers got a first taste of The Punisher Jon Bernthal in season 2 of "Daredevil," and the general consensus at the time was that Bernthal nailed the role of a highly trained Marine veteran out for revenge with no family and nothing to lose.

Overall, even though the character of The Punisher has often been called a walking armory, and even though, as a character, he has come to be defined by his extensive arsenal, Jon Bernthal's portrayal of the character was multi-faceted, versatile, and explosive without ever needing to squeeze a trigger -- even though he did a lot of that, too.

While he was first introduced as a cold-blooded killer, evenly matching (and besting) Charlie Cox's Daredevil pound for pound, it was in the heart-wrenching emotional scenes that Jon Bernthal was able to showcase the all-consuming agony of this tragic anti-hero -- and steal the show. Bernthal's raw emotion and moving performance in these scenes was just as impactful as the action sequences -- whether he was pouring his heart out or blowing the Irish Mob to kingdom come.

Although the series was first pegged as a "Daredevil" spin-off, it's clear that neither Jon Bernthal nor Frank Castle play second fiddle to anyone. Stay tuned for more updates as they become available.

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