Marvel Studios will produce two Marvel-centric docu-series for the upcoming Disney+ streaming service, as announced through The Hollywood Reporter.
The first of the two series, titled Marvel's 616, is produced by Chef's Table documentarians the Supper Club (who have signed an overall deal with Disney+), and focuses on the ways Marvel's stories and characters relate to real world people, including creators. The title is a reference to the sometimes-used Multiverse numerical designation for the core Marvel Comics Universe.
Here's the official description:
"Marvel's 616 (working title) 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. The series is produced by Marvel New Media in partnership with Supper Club. Executive produced by Joe Quesada, Stephen Wacker, Shane Rahmani, John Cerilli, Harry Go and Sarah Amos for Marvel and David Gelb, Brian McGinn and Jason Sterman for Supper Club."
The second, described as a "feel good" kids' show, is titled Marvel's Hero Project and focuses on young people who have made a difference in their communities.
Here's how Disney+ describes the show:
"Marvel's Hero Project 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.Produced by Marvel New Media in partnership with Maggievision Productions. 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."
Disney+ is expected to debut later this year.