Disney today announced that The Falcon and The Winter Soldier series premiere ranks as the most watched ever on the company’s Disney+ streaming service. Disney looked at the numbers from Friday, March 19 through Sunday, March 22 – it was the most watched title overall on the service on a global basis, including in Disney+ Hotstar markets.
The premiere of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier series joins the premieres of Marvel Studios’ first live-action series, WandaVision, and the season two premiere of The Mandalorian from Lucasfilm as the three most-watched Disney+ Original series opening weekends to-date.
Consisting of six episodes, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier stars Anthony Mackie as The Falcon and Sebastian Stan as The Winter Soldier. The pair, who came together in the final moments of Avengers: Endgame, team up on a global adventure that tests their abilities – and their patience.
Directed by Kari Skogland with Malcolm Spellman serving as head writer, the series also stars Daniel Brühl as Zemo, Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter, and Wyatt Russell as John Walker.
The Falcon and The Winter Soldier follows Marvel Studios first series created for Disney+, WandaVision. The series stars Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff, Paul Bettany as Vision, Kathryn Hahn as Agnes, and Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau, who was introduced to audiences in Captain Marvel.
Kat Dennings reprises her role in WandaVision as Darcy from Thor and Thor: The Dark World, and Randall Park reprises his role as Jimmy Woo from Ant-Man and The Wasp.
Marvel Studios’ WandaVision is a blend of classic television and the Marvel Cinematic Universe in which Wanda Maximoff and Vision — two super-powered beings living idealized suburban lives — begin to suspect that everything is not as it seems.
Marvel Studios previously shared plans for the expansion and future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, revealing details about upcoming content for Disney+.
Three new series for Disney+ were revealed, including the Samuel L. Jackson-starrer Secret Invasion, Ironheart with Dominique Thorne as a genius inventor, and Armor Wars, starring Don Cheadle as James Rhodes aka War Machine who faces Tony Stark’s worst fears. These will join the studios robust lineup of Disney+ titles including WandaVision, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, and Loki.
Also coming are the animated series What If…?; Ms. Marvel; Hawkeye, with Hailee Steinfeld joining Jeremy Renner in the series; She-Hulk, starring Tatiana Maslany in the title role alongside co-stars Mark Ruffalo and Tim Roth; and Moon Knight.
Rounding out the Disney+ announcements were the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special and a series of original shorts, I Am Groot, featuring everyone’s favorite baby tree.