Marvel fans have something new to binge. Marvel’s 616, a brand new docuseries, is now streaming on Disney+. The first season of the show has arrived on the streaming service, which is notable for a few reasons. For one, it’s a new series that will offer fans a new perspective on a wide variety of topics in the Marvel universe. But it’s also remarkable because the entire season was released at once.
Disney+ has, in its first year, largely done week-to-week releases. The Mandalorian and other shows manage to get attention weekly by dropping new episodes one at a time. In this case, Marvel’s 616 released its entire first season all at once.
Here is the synopsis for Marvel’s 616.
“‘Marvel’s 616’ explores Marvel’s rich legacy of pioneering characters, creators and storytelling to reflect the world outside your window. Each documentary, helmed by a unique filmmaker, showcases the intersections of storytelling, pop culture, and fandom within the Marvel Universe. Episodes in this anthology series will cover topics including Marvel’s world-spanning artists, the trailblazing women of Marvel Comics, discovering the “forgotten” characters of Marvel, and much more.”
Joe Quesada, Shane Rahmani, Stephen Wacker, John Cerilli, Harry Go, Sarah Amos, Jason Sterman, Brian McGinn and David Gelb are on board as executive producers. The first season consists of eight episodes, each tackling a different topic. Each episode was also helmed by a different filmmaker.
Episode Titles and List of Directors:
“Japanese Spider-Man” Directed by David Gelb
“Higher Further Faster” Directed by Gillian Jacobs
“Amazing Artisans” Directed by Clay Jeter
“Lost and Found” Directed by Paul Scheer
“Suit Up!” Directed by Andrew Rossi
“Unboxed” Directed by Sarah Ramos
“The Marvel Method” Directed by Brian Oakes
“Marvel Spotlight” Directed by Alison Brie
This is the latest Marvel project to arrive on Disney+. However, we are still waiting on the scripted live-action shows that are set to be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. WandaVision, which is set to debut in January, will be the first of these shows to arrive. Unlike other live-action series of the MCU era, these will all be deeply tied to the movies.
Other shows currently in the works include The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki, Hawkeye, She-Hulk, Ms. Marvel and Moon Knight. Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige has also promised that the characters introduced in these shows will eventually cross over into the MCU movies.
Marvel’s 616 season 1 is streaming now on Disney+.