Daredevil is one of the best TV series of recent times and a complete departure from the rest of the Marvel Universe – there's blood, drugs and a decent villain!
The second season of the Netflix show looks set to be even greater as The Punisher will be joining Murdock and Nelson, with Walking Dead star Jon Bernthal playing the iconic anti-hero.
Marvel’s head of television, Jeph Loeb said of the casting: "Jon Bernthal brings an unmatched intensity to every role he takes on, with a potent blend of power, motivation and vulnerability that will connect with audiences.
"Castle’s appearance will bring dramatic changes to the world of Matt Murdock and nothing will be the same."
Best Netflix originals to watch in 2015
Best Netflix originals to watch in 2015
1/11 Orange is the New Black (Season 3)
Aussie model Ruby Rose has confirmed she will be the next star in stripes at Litchfield Penitentiary when OITNB returns on 10 July.
Marvel's new Netflix series will be released on 10 April (all 13 episodes), starring Charlie Cox as blind lawyer by day and masked vigilante by night Matt Murdock.
3/11 What Happened, Miss Simone?
Music legend and civil rights activist Nina Simone is the subject of this film from Oscar-nominated Liz Garbus. Expect unheard recordings and rare archival footage.
The French port city of Marseille will be the focus of a new drama about the local mayor, who is forced to face the man he chose as his heir in the elections.
5/11 Grace and Frankie
Jane Fonda will arrive on Netflix on 8 May in this show about two rivals brought together after their husbands announce they are in love and plan to marry. Also starring Lily Tomlin.
No not The Matrix - but directors Andy and Lana Wachowski have created a new sci-fi drama series involving eight strangers from around the world who suddenly become mentally and emotionally connected after a tragic event.
Ten-episode series Narcos will see Brazilian actor Wagner Moura play notorious Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar.
8/11 Dreamworks Dragon
This will bridge the gap between How to Train Your Dragon 2 and the third film. Storylines include Hiccup's new flight suit, the secrets of his dragon blade and the young Viking's budding romance with Astrid.
9/11 Better Call Saul
The Breaking Bad spin-off series began in February starring Bob Odenkirk as sleazy lawyer Saul Goodman. The drama documents the trials and tribulations of Goodman before he moves to his strip-mall law office in Albuquerque.
10/11 House of Cards (Season 3)
Kevin Spacey is back as the conniving Frank Underwood on 27 February for the third season of this hit White House drama.
11/11 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend
The sequel to this Oscar-winning martial arts epic hits Netflix on 28 August - the same day of its cinematic release.
The Punisher was last seen on screen in the 2012 short The Punisher: Dirty Laundry being played by Thomas Jane, the actor reprising the role from the 2004 film The Punisher.
Many fans, and the actor himself, wanted Jane to take on the role within the Marvel Cinematic Universe but Marvel look intent on not taking on any of the baggage that could come from previous projects (so don't hold out for Wesley Snipes to play Blade again).
In 2008 Ray Stevenson also played Frank Castle in the critically panned Punisher: War Zone, but was unlikely to pick up the role again as he has already featured in the Thor movies.
“He is a vigilante who aims to clean up New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen by any means necessary, no matter how lethal the result,” reads Marvel’s statement on The Punisher.
Notably in the release Vincent D’Onofrio, who played Daredevil adversary Wilson Fisk/Kingpin, is missing from the list of stars set to appear in the next season of Daredevil.
This has fuelled speculation that The Punisher will be the series main villain, eventually turning good to fight alongside The Defenders against Fisk in the mini-series of the same name.
Marvel’s Daredevil season two will be released onto Netflix in 2016. Marvel’s Jessica Jones, which takes place in the same fictional universe, will be released onto the streaming service later this year.