Netflix was really pulling our leg when they say that the show will be released in 2018 the last time they announce the date for the show. Now they turn around and say that The Punisher will get a 2017 release after all according to this article from Cosmic Book News.
"It looks as if Netflix may be releasing the Punisher series in 2017, which means possibly three Marvel shows for that year.
Netflix updated their queue which says Marvel's The Punisher comes out in 2017 and included as the description: "After the murder of his family, Frank Castle is both haunted and hunted. In the criminal underworld, he'll become known as The Punisher."
It is possible the Punisher information is simply a placeholder (see below); so the release date may change."
It better be 2017 the year The Punisher is released! Also The Defenders will have 8 episodes made instead of thirteen. All of them will have Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist team up to battle The Hand that's threatening Hell's Kitchen and New York.