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Disney+ has four Marvel live-action shows in the works: Falcon and the Winter Soldier, WandaVision, Loki, and Hawkeye. The Falcon/Winter Soldier show is first on the docket, spinning off from the Captain America franchise.
Each of these shows is a big-budget miniseries, running from six to eight episodes. Here’s everything we know about Falcon and the Winter Soldier, including updates from San Diego Comic-Con and Disney’s D23 expo in August, where Marvel revealed the Winter Soldier’s new look. Judging by this poster, Bucky got a haircut!
Falcon and the Winter Soldier cast
Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan will (unsurprisingly) star in the title roles. They’re both partway through multi-film contracts (in Sebastian Stan’s case, five films into a nine-film deal), so they may also appear among the ensemble cast of future MCU movies. However, this TV series is the vehicle for their solo stories. In Sam Wilson’s case, it’s the first time we see him take center stage.
Emily VanCamp and Daniel Brühl will reprise their roles as Sharon Carter and Baron Helmut Zemo (who will be wearing his purple-masked costume from the comics). At D23, Marvel announced that Wyatt Russell has joined the cast, playing the Captain America comics character John Walker/U.S. Agent.
Falcon and the Winter Soldier creative team
Malcolm Spellman will serve as the show’s lead writer. He’s known as one of the key writers and producers behind the TV series Empire, and he’s developing the controversial HBO series Confederate with Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. In July 2019, writer Derek Kolstad (John Wick) joined the team.
Kari Skogland will direct all six episodes. She has extensive experience directing TV shows ranging from dramas like The Handmaid’s Tale and Queer as Folk, to action/adventure shows like Vikings, The Punisher, and Fear of the Walking Dead.
Falcon and the Winter Soldier plot
This section includes spoilers for Avengers: Endgame.
The show takes place after Avengers: Endgame, following Steve Rogers’ decision to pass the Captain America mantle on to Sam Wilson. So while Sam is better known as the Falcon, he will probably be Captain America in the show, while Bucky may go by the callsign White Wolf.
While we don’t know the show’s exact setting, we do know that it will have closer ties to the movies than previous MCU shows on ABC and Netflix. Each of the upcoming Disney+ shows stars prominent characters from the movies and are being released directly by Disney/Marvel, rather than a TV subsidiary.
Falcon and the Winter Soldier release date
The show will debut on Disney+ in Fall 2020.
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Falcon and the Winter Soldier trailer
Since the show hasn’t started filming yet, you’ll have to wait a while for the trailer.
Editor’s note: This article is regularly updated for relevance.
Gavia Baker-Whitelaw is a staff writer at the Daily Dot, covering geek culture and fandom. Specializing in sci-fi movies and superheroes, she also appears as a film and TV critic on BBC radio. Elsewhere, she co-hosts the pop culture podcast Overinvested. Follow her on Twitter: @Hello_Tailor