During the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con, the first details on the first-ever animated series by Marvel Studios, “What If”, were announced and it was revealed that there would be 10 episodes.
However, due to the pandemic, there have been some unexpected delays to one of the episodes, which means one of the episodes from the first season, has been pushed back into the second season. Resulting in the first season consisting of only 9 episodes.
This was confirmed in an interview with Collider, What If…? executive producer Brad Winderbau:
“We had to push an episode into Season 2. It was just, honestly, like everything else, that was a COVID impact. There was an episode that just wouldn’t hit the completion date, but luckily we do get to see it in the second season of the show.”
During the same interview, it was confirmed that episodes of “What If” don’t have an exact run time to hit:
“We targeted a half an hour for each episode. Some of them come in a little longer, some of them come in a little shorter. We wanted to tell as many stories as we could and we had a certain budget we had to work with so it felt like that 10-episode — now 9-episode run — was the right quantity.”
As with almost everything over the past 18 months, delays and changes are normal. While it’s disappointing to hear there is one less episode in the first season, knowing we have a second season already underway and possibly, even more, means we won’t miss out on any of the action, just get it a little later.
The first episode of Marvel’s “What If” arrives on Disney+ on Wednesday 11th August and new episodes will be released weekly.
Are you looking forward to the new “What If” series?
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