There are two new character breakdowns for the Netflix series The Punisher’s second season which suggest that Netflix and Marvel Television might be planning to adapt the 2005-2006 comic book arc “The Slavers”.
That Hashtag Show has reported that Netflix is seeking to cast two female roles: Annie Beir, a scrappy, street-smart 16-year-old; and Kim Davis, a therapist in her mid-30s. According to That Hashtag Show, the logical link is that Beir would be similar to Viorica, who in the comic books was saved by Frank Castle and it was her story that helped him unearth the sex slave ring run by Vera Konstantin and CristuBulat. Davis’ will have a role identical to Jen Cooke, a social worker supporting Viorica and would help Castle demolish this ring.
One more character breakdown also disclosed that the Punisher Task Force might be featured in the season. The makers are trying to cast a detective in his early 30s called Melvin Skelling, who might be a substitute for Detective Martin Soap, a character first seen in “Welcome Back, Frank” storyline by Ennis. Soap, an ironically funny character also featured in various issues during the Ennis’ run.
For now, it is all sheer speculation, but, the breakdowns do seem to be inspired by the comics’ characters from “The Slavers,” by Ennis which had art by Leandro Fernandez. It is a dark story and would suit the tone established by the first season of this series.
The Punisher Season 1 is now streaming on Netflix and it stars Jon Bernthal as Frank Castle, Ben Barnes as Billy Russo, Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Micro, Amber Rose Revah as Dinah Madani, Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, Daniel Webber as Lewis Wilson, ShohrehAghdashloo as Farah Madani and Paul Schulze as Rawlins, with Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio as Marion James.