Marvel has announced a new streaming series that it is set to debut on Disney+.
The show is hosted by Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer, Joe Quesada as “he explores the origin stories and creative drives of storytellers of all mediums, backgrounds, and experiences. Guests include Robert Lopez (songwriter, Book of Mormon, Avenue Q), Samhita Mukhopadhyay (Executive Editor, Teen Vogue), Hugh Jackman (Wolverine), Johnny Weir (Olympic figure skater), and Ed Viesturs (high-altitude mountaineer).”
Each of the episodes of Marvel’s Storyboards will be 10-15 minutes in length and there will be 12 episodes when the series premieres.
In an interview with WIRED, Quesada says Marvel’s Storyboard is very similar in style to Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown with Quesada saying, “We go on locations, but instead of food or culture being the focus, the focus is a guest, the way they tell stories, and their story.”
“The real thrill to me is to find out, ‘What’s your story?’ says Quesada. “People tell their stories in all different ways. It’s not just writing, drawing, or filming. Athletes tell stories in how they perform. Dancers tell stories with their bodies.”
Marvel’s Storyboard is one of three non-fiction series coming to Disney+ by the newly launch Marvel New Media. The other two are:
- Marvel’s 616, An anthological documentary series from Marvel New Media in partnership with Supper Club that explores the intersection between Marvel’s rich legacy of stories, characters, and creators, and the world outside your window. Each documentary will dive into the rich historical, cultural, and societal context that has become inseparable from stories of the Marvel Universe.
- Marvel’s Hero Project, The series, produced by Marvel New Media in partnership with MaggieVision Productions, reveals the remarkable, positive change several young heroes are making in their own communities. These young heroes have dedicated their lives to selfless acts of bravery and kindness, and now, Marvel celebrates them as the true Super Heroes they are.
No release date has been announced for Marvel’s Storyboard but Disney+ is set to launch in the US on November 12th.
You can read more about what other series and movies that are coming to Disney+ here.