The Punisher clashed with Matt Murdock in Netflix’s Daredevil season 2 and now he may have gained his own antagonist. His spinoff series will feature Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Micro, one of the villains of the comic books, reports Entertainment Weekly.
Micro, also known as Microchip, is a former National Security Agency analyst who will apparently have some interesting secrets. The information is reportedly valuable to Frank Castle (played by Jon Bernthal) and those around them. It is not clear how nefarious Micro’s motives will be in The Punisher, though — in the comic books, he builds weapons and gadgetry for Castle before going bad.
Moss-Bachrach comes to the role with some experience as the villain. He played Niels, a mad scientist-like character on TNT’s short-lived drama series The Last Ship. Beyond that, he is known for portraying Desi, a musician, on HBO’s Girls. The actor has also appeared in multiple films, with 2014’s We’ll Never Have Paris being the most recent.
As part of the The Punisher cast, Moss-Bachrach will appear alongside Bernthal and Ben Barnes, who plays Billy Russo, Castle’s best friend and the head of Anvil. Additionally, Amber Rose Revah was recently cast as Dinah Madani, a skilled Homeland Security agent who takes issue with Castle. Deborah Ann Woll, who plays Daredevil‘s Karen Page is also expected to pop up.
In joining The Punisher, Moss-Bachrach is now part of a six-pack of Marvel series for Netflix. The first was Daredevil, which was then followed by Jessica Jones and Luke Cage. The Punisher is set to come next and then a crossover series, The Defenders, will later bring them all together.
The Punisher is expected to premiere on Netflix in 2017.