Gillian Jacobs and Paul Scheer To Each Direct An Episode of 'Marvel’s 616' Series For Disney+
'Marvel’s 616' will stream exclusively on Disney+ in 2020!
Earlier this year, we revealed that Marvel's 616 was joining Disney+'s extensive slate of nonfiction projects along with Marvel's Hero Project.
During today's International Documentary Association showcase event, Disney+ revealed more details on Marvel's 616. Actors/filmmakers Gillian Jacobs and Paul Scheer will each direct an episode of the anthological docu series. Marvel New Media’s vp of development & production Sarah Amos, Supper Club’s Jason Sterman and Gillian Jacobs presented Marvel’s initial plans for Disney+ nonfiction storytelling.
Marvel's 616, part of Disney+'s exclusive multi-year production agreement with Supper Club, is an anthological documentary series exploring the intersection between Marvel’s rich legacy of stories, characters and creators and the world outside your window. Told through the lens of a diverse group of filmmakers, each documentary will dive into the rich historical, cultural and societal context that has become inseparable from stories of the Marvel Universe.
Multi-talented artist Gillian Jacobs (Love, Community) will direct the first episode of Marvel's 616. From the perspective of what it means to be a woman in what’s perceived to be a male-driven industry, “Higher, Further, Faster” will shine a light on the trailblazing women of Marvel Comics and explores how they found ways to tell stories of representation and inclusion.
Jacobs will be joined by Paul Scheer, David Gelb, and Andrew Rossi, among others, to helm additional episodes of the series. The episodes will focus on a range of topics including an intimate look at the cosplay community, Marvel’s influence and relationship with hip-hop, illustrators who live and work internationally, and following a high school theater production of Marvel and Disney’s “Spotlight” program.
Marvel’s 616 will stream exclusively on Disney+ in 2020.
The nonfiction Disney+ Originals will join the previously announced slate of scripted live-action and animated series and films from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, Lucasfilm, and more.
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