The first official still of Ben as Billy Russo in Netflix’s ‘The Punisher’ has been added to our gallery. The release date for the show has yet to be announced, but it is expected to premiere later this fall. Thank you to Entertainment Weekly for the sharing the photo.
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Next month Ben will be attending San Diego Comic-Con to promote ‘Westworld’. He will be participating in a panel Q&A, as well as an autograph signing with fellow cast members and creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy. View the event schedule below:
‘Westworld’ Autograph Signing
July 22, 2017 – 5:45 PM PST
San Diego Comic-Con, Warner Bros. Booth #4545
[All ticket drawings and wristband distributions for Westworld’s autograph signing will take place the morning of July 22nd at the Sails Pavilion floor, between Ballroom 20 and Rooms 6A, 6BCF and 6DE.]
After riveting viewers and critics alike last fall, HBO’s Golden Globe-nominated drama is coming to Digital HD on Monday, March 6th. Included in the release will be all 10 season 1 episodes, as well as special features with the cast, creators, and producers going inside the making of the series, breaking down the biggest moments, and more.
Westworld: The Complete First Season will also be released on DVD and Blu-ray ahead of the show’s highly-anticipated second season.
More about the special features, and an exclusive trailer, behind the cut:
He’s friend not foe!
Netflix is now confirming what we reported last month: ‘Westworld’ actor Ben Barnes is joining Marvel’s ‘The Punisher’ as a series regular, although he will not be playing an antagonist to Jon Bernthal’s titular vigilante (aka Frank Castle), as we speculated. Rather, the English actor has been cast as Billy Russo, Frank’s best friend from his days in the Special Forces. Billy runs a successful private military corporation called Anvil.
Viewers got their first look at Bernthal’s gun-toting antihero in Season 2 of ‘Daredevil’, which dropped last March. Netflix formally pulled the trigger on a Punisher-centric series one month later (although the project was unofficially greenlit back in January). ‘Hannibal’ scribe Steve Lightfoot will serve as showrunner. ‘The Punisher’ is slated to premiere in 2017.