As you may remember, only 3 years ago, Netflix canceled all the Marvel shows on its platform, including fan favorites Daredevil and The Punisher. These series now can be streamed on Disney+, which gave fans hope because it will be up to Disney to cancel or renew the show for a 3rd season. Many fans speculate that Disney would not let go of such popular shows as The Punisher and that we will eventually get a new season either in 2023 or 2024.
We cannot pass that time without watching any other shows, so if you like shows that are similar in subject, this article is just for you. Here is a list of 6 shows like The Punisher until we get a glimpse of The Punisher Season 3.
1. Altered Carbon
When we give you some information about Altered Carbon’s plot, you may question how it is similar to The Punisher. Still, despite being mainly a sci-fi series, Altered Carbon deals with crime and is a drama show, just like The Punisher. The series is set in a world where consciousness is digitized and stored so that when a person’s body dies, their consciousness can be transferred into another body.
The main character is Takeshi Kovacs, whose consciousness is transferred into a new body 250 years after his death by a highly influential man named Laurens Bancroft. Bancroft wants Kovacs to investigate his death, which he does not remember because his consciousness was backed up a few hours before his death. While doctors say he committed suicide, Bancroft believes he was murdered, so he wants Kovacs to find the murderer.
Unlike The Punisher, Titans is a show based on the DC comics. A show about heroes fighting evil powers, it includes young superheroes such as Dick Grayson, aka Nightwing, who is Batman’s former partner, and Gar Logan, aka Beast Boy, who can shapeshift. The other heroes include Kory Anders (an extraterrestrial heroine), Rachel Roth (a powerful empath), Donna Troy (Wonder Woman’s former sidekick), Jason Todd (another one of Batman’s sidekicks), and many others.
Another show you can binge-watch before The Punisher Season 3 is Preacher, a series about a priest with a drinking problem who mysteriously finds himself with superpowers. The offspring of an angel and a demon, called Genesis, bonds with the preacher’s body and becomes infused with new powers. On his journey to better understand his gift, the preacher is accompanied by his ex-girlfriend and vampire friend.
4. Shadow and Bone
Shadow and Bone, whose newest season is coming this year, should be on your watch list. Set in a fictional world, the series follows a young mapmaker named Alina who discovers that she is a Grisha, a person with special powers. Alina’s power is unique as she can summon light. Many name her a savior because she is believed to save their world from the Shadow Fold. The Fold is a dark place filled with monsters and dangers that divide their world into 2 areas. Someone with powers like Alina’s is expected to destroy the Fold, while a man named General Kirigan has darker plans for her.
5. Mr. Robot
Mr. Robot is about a young programmer named Elliot, who works as a hacker at night. During the day, he works at a big company called E-corp and is paid to protect the company from cyber-attacks. However, when an underground hacking group known as F-Society approaches Elliott to take down E-Corp, a corrupt corporation, he finds himself at a crossroads. While dealing with difficult decisions such as joining a covert mission to bring down corporates, Elliott also deals with dissociative identity disorder, clinical depression, and anxiety.
The last show on our list of shows like The Punisher is Ragnarok which presents a reimagining of Norse mythology in modern days. The series focuses on a young boy named Magne, who learns that he is Thor’s reincarnation while his half-brother is Loki’s reincarnation. These 2, joined by other people who embody gods, fight against evil sources destroying the Earth.