A new television series teaming the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Falcon and the Winter Soldier is in development for Disney's streaming service, which is set to launch in 2019.
According to Variety, the limited series will be penned by Empire screenwriter Malcolm Spellman, becoming the first of Marvel's planned limited series on Disney's streaming platform to tap a writer. The Falcon and Winter Soldier series is now the third limited series reportedly in development for Disney Play, following earlier announcements of a Loki and Scarlet Witch solo series. Marvel and Disney declined to comment on the report.
While Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen are expected to reprise their roles as Loki and Scarlet Witch in their respective series, it was not reported whether Anthony Mackie (Falcon) and Sebastian Stan (Bucky Barnes) will suit up again for the Falcon and Winter Soldier series. The limited series will be produced by Marvel Studios and Kevin Feige, unlike other Marvel television offerings.
Sebastian Stan has portrayed the role of James Buchanan "Bucky" Barnes in six films to date within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, his first appearance occurring in 2011's Captain America: The First Avenger. Anthony Mackie has portrayed Sam Wilson in five films to date, debuting in 2014's Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Both actors are slated to appear in 2019's yet-titled fourth Avengers film.