We already know that Disney is deep in production on The Mandalorian, the Star Wars live-action series heading to their upcoming streaming service, but Marvel fans have been waiting to hear what kind of exclusive content they might be getting as well. Last month Variety reported that they were starting to develop several limited series based on characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Scarlet Witch and Loki being mentioned as two characters likely to get their own shows. Now this week we are hearing that two other characters close to Captain America are going to be teaming up for a brand new show as well. Hit the jump to find out what we know.
According to Variety, Malcolm Spellman (Empire) has been hired to write a Falcon / Winter Soldier TV series for Disney’s streaming service. Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan are expected to reprise their roles for the show as would be the case for any of these Disney-exclusive limited series. The show is expected to run six to eight episodes and will have a much higher budget than Marvel’s previous Netflix shows like Daredevil, Luke Cage and Jessica Jones.
Clearly Disney knows they need to bring out the big guns to compete with Netflix and recruiting well-known characters from the MCU is a great way to attract attention. Of course, their biggest stars probably won’t make an appearance here, instead they will focus on second string characters who wouldn’t be getting their own movies anyway. It is unclear if the recent cancellation of Luke Cage and Iron Fist on Netflix is related to the company’s plans for their own streaming service (there is still speculation that the two will team up for a Heroes for Hire series in the near future). Would you watch a Falcon / Winter Soldier TV show?