#BeyondAvengers: You'll see series on Falcon and Winter Soldier soon
Disney is developing a yet-unnamed upcoming streaming service to take on streaming giants like Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu, when it launches in late 2019. They are creating original content and their ownership of Marvel Studios gives them the edge of streaming all Marvel content on their platform. Therefore, two Avengers, Winter Soldier, and Falcon are getting their own series. Read about it here.
The Winter Soldier-Falcon series will be penned by Malcolm Spellman, who was the writer and executive producer of acclaimed show 'Empire'. The show will run for six to eight episodes and will explore the character arcs of these two Avengers. Kevin Feige, Marvel Studios President, will oversee the project to ensure the continuity of the story and to handle the upcoming show's big-screen talents.
While not much is known about the story arc till Marvel makes an official announcement, we know that Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie will reprise their roles as Winter Soldier and Falcon, respectively. Stan and Mackie have long hinted at a potential partnership, emphasizing the tone would resemble buddy comedies like 'Midnight Run'. Their on-screen rapport in the films, makes the series sound promising.
Bucky Barnes was introduced as Captain America's cheery, teenage sidekick in the 1941 comics, unlike the World War II compatriot story arc that the movies gave him. In comics, he was killed off in the 1960s, being too old-fashioned a character. He only returned in a 2005 comic arc with the Winter Soldier backstory that inspired the Marvel movie, 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'.
Falcon or Sam Wilson first appeared in 1969 as Captain America's partner. The Harlem hero's appearance was iconic as the first African-American comic hero. Falcon and Bucky are military veterans in the films, and two share common ground in the show. Wilson works with military veterans trying to readjust to civilian life. Bucky is traumatized by the war and military experiments performed on him.
Apart from the recently announced Falcon-Winter Soldier series, Disney is developing independent series for Loki and Scarlet Witch. Reportedly, Vision plays an important part in the latter. At the same time, with Netflix having canceled 'Luke Cage' and 'Iron Fist', it looks like both heroes are headed to Disney. Disney appears to be steadily establishing itself as a one-stop destination for all Marvel content.