Hawkeye: Disney+ Series Taps Mad Men Alum as Showrunner

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Another one of Marvel Studios' Disney+ series has found a showrunner.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Mad Men writer and story editor Jonathan Igla will executive produce the Hawkeye series, which is slated to hit the streaming service next fall.

This news comes after writer and producer Amy Berg revealed last month that she lost out on a chance to work on the series. "It was down between me and someone else," she said. "And I’ve since learned that someone else is a friend of mine. Couldn’t be happier for them. And no I’m not saying more than that. I’m still under an NDA."

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Igla worked on 30 episodes of Mad Men over the show's seven-season run. He also contributed to Fox's Pitch and Sorry For Your Loss, which starred the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Elizabeth Olsen.

As revealed at Comic-Con International in San Diego, Hawkeye will see Clint Barton train Kate Bishop to become a “superhero without superpowers.” The show will also feature Ronin’s backstory, his new superhero identity in Avengers: Endgame. At this time, Kate has not yet been cast for the series.

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Hawkeye is only one of several Marvel Studios TV series announced for Disney+. It joins fellow MCU shows Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki, WandaVision, She-Hulk, Ms. Marvel and Moon Knight.

Disney+ launches on Nov. 12. Starring Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton, Hawkeye is scheduled to premiere in fall 2021.

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