Falcon and Winter Soldier will be getting their own series.
According to Variety, Marvel is actively developing a limited series starring Captain America cohorts Falcon (Anthony Mackie) and Bucky aka The Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) for exclusive debut on Disney’s unnamed streaming service. The news arrives after whispers that spinoff vehicles for Tom Hiddleston’s Loki and Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch were also in the works. Each series is expected to run six to eight episodes, the trade reports.
Marvel has recruited Empire writer Malcolm Spellman to write the series. Last year, HBO announced Spellman would bring the alt-universe epic Confederate to life with Game of Thrones writers D.B. Weiss and David Benioff, but after a wave of controversy, it’s unclear if that show will move forward.
Disney’s streaming service is an aggressive play to take on Netflix, Amazon and Hulu (although after the Fox merger, that last one may wind up being just another arm of the conglomerate’s business). The cancelation of both Luke Cage and Iron Fist over the last month is an indication that Disney intends to bring Marvel characters to boost their streaming service.