Two Marvel Docuseries Planned for Disney+

Disney's upcoming streaming service, Disney+, continues to ramp up its original content with two new Marvel docuseries.

The first series, Marvel 616, is an anthology program centered on Marvel's history, the intersection of its stories and characters, as well as the industry and audience.

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"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," the description reads. The show will be produced by Marvel New Media in conjunction with Supper Club. It's executive produced by Joe Quesada, Stephen Wacker, Shane Rahmani, John Cerilli, Harry Go, Sarah Amos David Gelb, Brian McGinn and Jason Sterman.

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Disney+ CEO Agnes Chu stated its partnership with Supper Club will be "a crucial, creative force [for Disney+ as it] build[s] a platform for compelling, personal and authentic programming."

The second program is Marvel's Hero Project, which is a kid-focused unscripted series that "reveals the remarkable, positive change several young heroes are making in their own communities. These inspiring kids have dedicated their lives to selfless acts of bravery and kindness, and now, Marvel celebrates them as the true super heroes they are."

Marvel's Hero Project is executive produced by Joe Quesada, Stephen Wacker, Shane Rahmani, Liza Wyles and Sarah Amos for Marvel and Maura Mandt and John Hirsch for MaggieVision Productions.

Unlike Marvel 616, this docuseries appears to be focused on real-world heroes through the lens of Marvel's superheroes.

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These were just a small number of projects announced for the streaming service. Other unscripted series include cooking, travel and cinema history shows looking to inform just as much as entertain.

Of course, these are just initial announced projects. Disney is expected to announce far more series during a meeting on Thursday, where the company will talk to investors about the various projects in store for the Disney+ streaming service in the coming year.

(via The Hollywood Reporter)

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