Marvel Studios' upcoming Echo series has tapped former Daredevil and The Punisher writers to work on the upcoming spin-off project for Disney Plus.
Writers Dara Resnik and Ken Kristensen will bring their experiences working with street-level heroes to Marvel Studios' Echo series. Resnik wrote two episodes for Daredevil season 3 while Kristensen wrote three episodes of Jon Bernthal's The Punisher.
The talents will join lead writer Marion Dayre (Better Call Saul), who announced the Echo writing team on her official Instagram account. Additional members of the writing team include Shoshannah Stern (Supernatural) and Bobby Wilson (Rutherford Falls). While Resnik and Kristensen wrote only a few episodes for their Netflix series, the two have worked on some notable ones. For Resnik, she was responsible for writing the Daredevil's season 3 episode 8 titled "Upstairs/Downstairs," which delved deeper into the character of Benjamin Poindexter/Bullseye as he was recruited by Vincent D'Onofrio's Kingpin. As for Kristensen, his work writing Punisher's season 1 episode 10 episode titled "Virtue of the Vicious" and a few others presented some worthy action sequences that will hopefully translate over to Echo.
While details have been kept under wraps for Echo, the series will explore Maya Lopez (played by Alaqua Cox), the deaf Native American commander of the Tracksuit Mafia who was first introduced in Hawkeye. Her character initially appears to be another generic villain, but as the show progressed and her character's emotional history began to unravel, she immediately became of Hawkeye's, and the MCU's, most intriguing new characters.
With D'Onofrio's Kingpin and Charlie Cox's Daredevil making their introduction into the MCU, as well as these new writers attached, Echo will no doubt deal heavily with Netflix's past Marvel series. This opens a lot of doors for what where the MCU could head next in their upcoming phases, but it also raises a lot of questions as to what is truly canon in the ongoing cinematic universe.
Until more details for Echo release in the coming months, fans will just have to catch up on all of the Marvel series (including the Netflix ones like Luke Cage and Jessica Jones) just to make sure they are caught up. Renner and Steinfneld are rumored to reprise their roles as Hawkeye and Kate Bishop in Echo.
Echo is in development at Marvel Studios.
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