If you’re not a fan of violence, we advise you look away now…

The first trailer for Netflix series The Punisher was originally only available as a post-credits scene after the finale of the newly-released Defenders series, but it has since been released online.

It doesn’t reveal much but we know that the show stars John Bernthal as the titular anti-hero, as well as Daredevil's Karen Page (Deborah Ann Woll), weapon maker Micro (Ebon Moss-Bachrach) and Dinah Madani (Amber Rose Revah), a Homeland Security agent. The Punisher last appeared on Netflix as part of Daredevil.

The synopsis offered by Netflix reads: “After the murder of his family, Frank Castle is both haunted and hunted. In the criminal underworld, he'll become known as The Punisher.”

No release date has been given but it says ‘2017’, meaning it should be released on the streaming service before the end of the year.