Marvel’s The Punisher may have wrapped up production just under five months ago, but one last casting announcement just made its way online.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Academy Award-nominated and Primetime Emmy-winner Shohreh Aghdashloo has a recurring role in the the upcoming Netflix series. Her character is Farah Madani, the mother of Amber Rose Revah’s Homeland Security agent, Dinah Madani. Here’s a character description:
Farah is an Iranian by birth, who has spent most of her life in the U.S., where she’s established a successful practice as a psychiatrist.
The role in The Punisher isn’t Aghdashloo’s first performance in a comic book movie. She had a small role in X-Men: The Last Stand. She currently plays a main character in Syfy’s The Expanse. While it may not be a comic book movie, it does star Thomas Jane, who once portrayed Frank Castle on the big screen.
And this isn’t the first time that the Iranian-American actress has played the mother of a character portrayed by Revah. The two starred as Saddam Hussein’s wife and daughter in HBO and BBC’s House of Saddam. Interestingly, showrunner Steven Lightfoot worked as a a producer for House of Saddam.
Other Punisher cast members include Jon Bernthal, Deborah Ann Woll, Amber Rose Revah, Ben Barnes, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Daniel Webber, Paul Schulze, Jaime Ray Newman, Michael Nathanson, and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio.
A minute-long teaser for The Punisher was recently released. We know that the series will premiere on Netflix this year, but no specific release date has been announced.