TV Talk: ‘Punisher’ Series Announced by Netflix; John Krasinski to Lead ‘Jack Ryan’

     May 2, 2016

On this episode of Collider TV Talk (May 2nd, 2016) Josh Macuga, David Griffin, Sinéad de Vries and Sasha Perl-Raver discuss the following:

  • John Krasinski to play Jack Ryan in Amazon series
  • Sylvester Stallone joins Antoine Fuqua’s Omerta series
  • Superhero Rundown
  • Highlights and Lowlights
  • And much more!

marvel-punisher-poster-daredevil-jon-bernthalNetflix is the gift that keeps on giving and this time, the powers that be answered our collective plea and Jon Berenthal’s Punisher will now get its own spinoff series. Steven Lightfoot of Hannibal fame, will step in as showrunner and though we have no timeline for release, Frank Castle is building his arsenal in preparation. The TV Talk panel discuss the big news looking at what it might mean for Netflix’s Defenders series. 

John Krasinski, best known as action super star Jim from The Office, has signed on to star as Jack Ryan in the newly announced Amazon series from Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes and former Lost co-showrunner, Carlton Cuse. There isn’t one particular novel of source material for the series and Cuse and writer Graham Roland said it will not be an origin story, but will jump off during the prime of Ryan’s CIA analyst career. The TV Talk crew break down this new series wondering how it will do on the other streaming service.

Sylvester Stallone, fresh off his Oscar nominated role in Creed, has signed on to star in Antoine Fuqua’s Omerta. The series is based off the third book in the Mario Puzo trilogy that started with The Godfather and followed by The Last Don. This will be Sly’s first foray into TV, if you don’t count the reality show The Contender with Sugar Ray Leonard.


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Remember that scene in Wet Hot American Summer when they talk about meeting up 10 years later to see what everyone is up to? Yeah? Well that’s actually happening. The success of the 8 episodes of Wet American Summer: First Day of Camp led to Netflix ordering another 8 episodes that will take place 10 years after the final day of camp from the movie. This may all sound confusing, but if you’re a Wet Hot American Summer fan it makes total sense. 

The Russo Brothers, who will see their film Captain America: Civil War hit theatres this weekend, are headed back to TV with their company Getaway Productions and Skybound entertainment preemptively acquiring the rights to The Mastermind. The real life crime series, with comparisons to Serial and Making a Murderer, is written by Atavist founder Evan Ratliff, and will investigate the real life of Paul LeRoux, a cartel kingpin turned government asset. 


We’re only 21 short days away from the premiere of Preacher on AMC and this week we were treated to a brand new trailer, complete with a homemade bazooka and just about every other creepy thing you’d imagine from the graphic novel. The panel also does SPOILERY recaps of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and The Flash.



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