Despite plenty of rumors to the contrary, Marvel Studios’ streaming series Echo is coming to Disney Plus sooner or later. While based on comments by showrunner Marion Dayre it seems that the series won’t make its initial release window, Echo isn’t in the dire straits many rumors seemed to indicate it might be. In fact, according to Marvel Studios Parliament member and producer Stephen Broussard, things are progressing nicely on the show.
“[Production] is going well,” Broussard told Collider. “It’s very different. Like, talking about Werewolf by Night to this. It’s a very different tonal sort of thing. I don’t want to say too much because there’s not a whole lot out there in the world, but it feels very grounded, it feels very spiritual in ways that feel fresh for us.“
Echo will tell the next chapter in Alaqua Cox‘s Maya Lopez’s MCU story following her introduction in Hawkeye. Cox will be the first Native American female to lead her own MCU series and Broussard says both she and the series are setting up as special. “Alaqua as the lead is incredibly compelling,” said Broussard of the star. “I’m sort of hard-pressed to think of something that it feels like outside in the broader realm of the MCU,” he said of Echo, “let alone within what we’ve done here. So stay tuned on that really cool stuff. It’s always about embracing whatever it is, right? Like embracing a Universal Hammer Horror film, kind of leaning into that and, I think leaning into what’s unique about any viewing property. What’s unique about this property is that it’s much more grounded, and it’s in rural Oklahoma, which is where it takes place. So it’s fun, and it’s been an amazing teamwork, and working with that team behind the scenes.”
Footage from Echo was screened exclusively at D23 and got quite a reaction from the crowd and not only for the scene featuring Maya’s reunion with Wilson Fisk. It’s good to hear a positive update about the series following months of negative rumors and speculation. Echo will likely stream sometime in late 2023 or early 2024 on Disney Plus.