The first trailer for Marvel’s Echo series dropped last week and it actually looked a lot better than I was expecting. The series seemed to have a rough production, but maybe they might actually deliver a solid show.
Series director and executive producer Sydney Freeland recently talked about the show and the character’s powers and why they will be different series than they were in the comics. It all came down to her powers in the comics being lame. She told Variety:
“Her power in the comic books is that she can copy anything, any movement, any whatever. It’s kind of lame. I will say, that is not her power. I’ll just kind of leave it at that.”
The five-episode streaming event “spotlights Maya Lopez (Alaqua Cox) as she is pursued by Wilson Fisk’s (Vincent D’Onofrio) criminal empire,” reads the new synopsis. “When the journey brings her home, she must confront her own family and legacy.”
The series also stars Vincent D’Onofrio (Hawkeye, Godfather of Harlem), Chaske Spencer (Wild Indian, The English), Graham Greene (1883, Goliath), Tantoo Cardinal (Killers of the Flower Moon, Stumptown), Devery Jacobs (FX’s Reservation Dogs, American Gods), Zahn McClarnon (Dark Winds, FX’s Reservation Dogs), and Cody Lightning (Hey, Viktor! Four Sheets to the Wind).
All five episodes will be released on January 10th on Hulu and Disney+.