One of the many new shows being created by Marvel Studios announced at the Disney+ Day event in 2021 was “Echo”, a new series that tells the origin story of Echo, who was introduced in the Disney+ series, “Hawkeye”. The new series revisits Maya Lopez, whose ruthless behaviour in New York City catches up with her in her hometown. She must face her past, reconnect with her Native American roots and embrace the meaning of family and community if she ever hopes to move forward.
Earlier this year, Disney announced that the show would debut on Disney+ on November 29th 2023 and that the shows release was going to break with the tradition, with the entire season being dropped at once in a binge drop.
However, with the on-going actors and writers strikes, plus with Disney planning on reducing the amount of Marvel projects being released each year, there were reports that the show was delayed into early 2024.
Now a new listing on the official Disney Getty press page for the show now states that the show “Debuts on Disney+ January 2024”. Giving us our first official confirmation of the delay. It’s also not known if Disney is going to continue with its plan to drop the entire show at once or continue with its weekly release schedule, to help stretch the show out.
“Echo” stars Alaqua Cox in the title role and also stars Chaske Spencer (“Wild Indian,” “The English”), Tantoo Cardinal (“Killers of the Flower Moon,” “Stumptown”), Devery Jacobs (FX’s “Reservation Dogs,” “American Gods”) and Cody Lightning (“Hey, Viktor!” “Four Sheets to the Wind”), with Graham Greene (“1883,” “Goliath”) and Zahn McClarnon (“Dark Winds,” FX’s “Reservation Dogs”). The shows executive producers include Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Brad Winderbaum, Stephen Broussard, Richie Palmer, Marion Dayre, Jason Gavin, Amy Rardin, Sydney Freeland, Christina King and Jennifer Booth. “Echo” has been directed by Sydney Freeland and Catriona McKenzie.
Personally, with November already featuring the finale of the second season of “Loki” and the release of “The Marvels” arriving in cinemas, it’s a jam-packed month for Marvel content, so adding in a third release would seem to be the exact opposite of trying to slow down releases and help reduce superhero fatigue.
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Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom.