Secret Invasion (TV series)

upcoming American streaming television miniseries

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Secret Invasion
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Genre
Created byKyle Bradstreet
Based on
Starring
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Production
Executive producers
Production locations
  • London
  • Europe
CinematographySylvaine Dufaux
Running time40–50 minutes
Production companyMarvel Studios
DistributorDisney Platform Distribution
Release
Original networkDisney+
Chronology
Related showsMarvel Cinematic Universe television series
External links
Production website
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Secret Invasion is an upcoming American television miniseries created by Kyle Bradstreet for the streaming service Disney+, based on the Marvel Comics storyline 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. Bradstreet serves as head writer.

Samuel L. Jackson reprises his role as Nick Fury from the film series, along with Ben Mendelsohn as Talos. Development of the series began by September 2020, with Bradstreet and Jackson attached. The title and premise of the series, along with Mendelsohn's casting, were revealed in December 2020. Additional castings occurred throughout March and April 2021, followed by the hiring of Thomas Bezucha and Ali Selim to direct the series that May. Filming had begun in London by September 2021, with additional filming planned across Europe.

Secret Invasion is expected to premiere in 2022, and will consist of six episodes. It will be part of Phase Four of the MCU.

Premise

A sect of shapeshifting aliens, the Skrulls, have infiltrated all aspects of life on Earth.[1]

Cast and characters

Additionally, Kingsley Ben-Adir has been cast as a "lead villain",[3] with Olivia Colman,[4] Emilia Clarke,[5] Killian Scott, and Christopher McDonald in undisclosed roles.[6]

Episodes

The series will consist of six episodes,[7] directed by Thomas Bezucha and Ali Selim. The directors will either split the episodes evenly, or one will direct four episodes and the other two.[8]

Production

Development

In September 2020, Kyle Bradstreet was revealed to be developing a television series for the streaming service Disney+ centered on the Marvel Comics character Nick Fury.[2] The character had previously been one of ten properties announced in September 2005 by Marvel Entertainment chairman and CEO Avi Arad as being developed for film by the newly formed studio Marvel Studios, after Marvel received financing to produce the slate of films to be distributed by Paramount Pictures;[9] Andrew W. Marlowe was hired to write a script for a Nick Fury film in April 2006.[10] In April 2019, after Samuel L. Jackson had portrayed Nick Fury in ten Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) films as well as the Marvel Television series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Richard Newby from The Hollywood Reporter felt it was time the character received his own film, calling the character "the MCU's most powerful asset yet to be fully untapped".[11] Jackson was attached to reprise his role in Bradstreet's series, with the latter writing and serving as executive producer.[2]

In December 2020, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige officially announced a new series titled Secret Invasion, with Jackson co-starring with Ben Mendelsohn in his MCU role of Talos. The series is based on the 2008–09 comic book storyline of the same name,[1] with Feige describing it as a "crossover event series" that would tie-in with future MCU films.[12][13] Marvel Studios chose to make a Secret Invasion series instead of a film because it allowed them to do something different than they had done before.[7] Directors were being lined up for the series by April 2021,[14] with Thomas Bezucha and Ali Selim attached a month later.[8] Jonathan Schwartz also serves as an executive producer.[15] The series will consist of six 40–50 minute episodes.[7][16]

Writing

Feige said the series would not be looking to match the scope of the Secret Invasion comic book storyline, in terms of the number of characters featured or the impact on the wider universe, and noted that the comic book featured more characters than the crossover film Avengers: Endgame (2019).[17] Instead, he described Secret Invasion as a showcase for Jackson and Mendelson that would explore the political paranoia elements of the Secret Invasion comic series "that was great with the twists and turns that that took".[7][17]

Casting

Jackson was expected to reprise his role in the series with the reveal of its development in September 2020.[2] When the series was officially announced that December, Feige confirmed Jackson's casting and announced that Mendelsohn would co-star.[1] Kingsley Ben-Adir was cast in an unspecified "lead villain" role in March 2021,[3] with Olivia Colman, Emilia Clarke, and Killian Scott joining the series' cast in April.[4][5][6] The next month, Christopher McDonald joined the cast as a newly created character, rather than one from the comics, who had the potential to appear in other MCU series and films.[6]

In September 2021, Chloe Bennet, who portrayed Daisy Johnson / Quake in the Marvel Television series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., stated that she was not involved in the series, after "rampant speculation" suggested she would be, given the character's prominence in the Marvel Comics story and that Bennet was no longer attached to the live-action Powerpuff Girls pilot by August 2021 because of scheduling conflicts with another project.[18][19]

Filming

Filming had begun by September 1, 2021 in London,[20] under the working title Jambalaya,[21] with Bezucha and Selim directing the series,[8] and Sylvaine Dufaux serving as cinematographer.[22] Filming was previously expected to begin in mid-August 2021.[23] Jackson began filming his scenes on October 14.[24] Additional filming is expected to also occur across Europe.[14]

Release

Secret Invasion is expected to premiere on Disney+ in 2022,[25] and will consist of six episodes.[7] It will be part of Phase Four of the MCU.[26]

References

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  18. ^ Mitovich, Matt Webb (September 22, 2021). "Secret Invasion: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Vet Chloe Bennet Firmly Denies Involvement in New Marvel Series". TVLine. Archived from the original on September 23, 2021. Retrieved September 23, 2021.
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