|Created by||Marion Dayre|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Production location||Atlanta metropolitan area|
|Production company||Marvel Studios|
|Distributor||Disney Platform Distribution|
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Echo is an upcoming American television series created by Marion Dayre for the streaming service Disney+, based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. It is intended to be part of the television series in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) produced by Marvel Studios, sharing continuity with the films of the franchise, and is a spin-off from the series Hawkeye (2021). Dayre serves as the head writer.
Alaqua Cox reprises her role as Maya Lopez / Echo from Hawkeye, with Vincent D'Onofrio and Charlie Cox also starring. Development of the series began by March 2021, with Etan and Emily Cohen attached as head writers along with Alaqua Cox. The series was formally announced in November 2021, at which point it was revealed that Dayre was serving as the series' head writer. By March 2022, Sydney Freeland was set to direct. Filming began in late April and will last until September 2022, in the Atlanta metropolitan area, including Atlanta, Peachtree City, Social Circle, and Grantville, Georgia.
Echo is expected to be released in 2023.
Cast and characters
- Alaqua Cox as Maya Lopez / Echo: A deaf Native American and the commander of the Tracksuit Mafia who can perfectly copy another person's movements.
- Vincent D'Onofrio as Wilson Fisk / Kingpin: Lopez's adoptive uncle who is a crime lord in New York.
- Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock / Daredevil: A blind lawyer from Hell's Kitchen, New York who leads a double life as a masked vigilante.
In December 2020, Alaqua Cox was announced as having been cast as the Marvel Comics character Maya Lopez / Echo in the Marvel Studios Disney+ series Hawkeye (2021). By March 2021, Marvel Studios was in early development on a spin-off from Hawkeye centered on Cox's Lopez for Disney+, with Etan Cohen and Emily Cohen set to write and executive produce. The series, titled Echo, was officially announced in November 2021, and Marion Dayre was serving as head writer by then instead of the Cohens. Bert & Bertie, who directed the Hawkeye episode "Echoes" in which Lopez is introduced, did not believe they would be involved with the spin-off series and felt it would be appropriate for someone in the Native American community to further tell the character's story. In March 2022, Sydney Freeland shared a casting call on her Instagram page, indicating her involvement in the series as a director. Marvel Studios' Brad Winderbaum serves as an executive producer.: 22 [needs update]
A writers room for the series had been formed by the time development on the project was revealed in March 2021. In addition to Dayre, writers for the series include Shoshannah Stern, Josh Feldman, Rebecca Roanhorse, Bobby Wilson, Steven Paul Judd, Jason Gavin, Ken Kristensen, Dara Resnik, Jessica Mecklenburg, Kaitlyn Jeffers, and Paloma Lamb. At least two episodes had been written by mid-February 2022, while writing for the other episodes was still continuing. Location manager Ryan Schaetzle said the story would focus on a small town.
Cox was expected to reprise her role in the series with the reveal of its development in March 2021, which was confirmed with the series' official announcement in November 2021. By August 2021, casting for the series was underway, with Marvel Studios looking to cast deaf Native American or Latinx women. In April 2022, Vincent D'Onofrio and Charlie Cox were revealed to be involved with the series, reprising their roles as Wilson Fisk / Kingpin and Matt Murdock / Daredevil from prior MCU media.
Stacy Caballero serves as the costume designer for the series, after previously working on the MCU films Thor: Ragnarok (2017) and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022) as an assistant costume designer.
Principal photography began on April 21, 2022, throughout the Atlanta metropolitan area, in Atlanta, and will occur along the Great Walton Railroad in Social Circle, Georgia that month, with Freeland directing. Filming will occur in and around Peachtree City, Georgia from late April to late August 2022. The series will be filmed using the working titles Whole Branzino and Grasshopper. Filming was previously expected to begin in February 2022, as well as in early April. Filming establishing shots for two episodes will take place in Grantville, Georgia from May 16 to 20, on various streets in the town, the Grantville water tower, and Bonnie Castle. Filming will last until September 2022.
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