Jon Bernthal talks about Netflix’s forthcoming Punisher show.

After a rare misstep with Iron Fist, Marvel and Netflix will be looking to get back on form this month with their superhero team up The Defenders. On top of that we can also look forward to a second season of both Jessica Jones and the premier season of The Punisher, whose star Jon Bernthal recently spoke about the show. In a recent interview with Moviefone, the actor went into detail about how he approaches the character without making him too likeable or heroic;

“It’s an interesting predicament. To put [the Punisher] as the central character is interesting, I think that my big struggle with him is that one of my biggest kind of things that I’m always fighting for on set is I always want to preserve the essence of Frank and have the right and be bold enough to really turn my back on the audience and not do things to win the audience’s favor, but rather stay true to the character and the essence of who he is. So I think that’s the real challenge, being bold enough to not make him too heroic, at least ‘heroic,’ is important to me. That being said, I think there’s Frank Castle inside of everybody, I think being a father and being a husband, he’s a character that I deeply empathize with.”

The 13-episode series began filming last October in Brooklyn and recently wrapped in April. It’s expected to air on Netflix later this year.