The Watcher returns to Disney+ with new episodes of the studio’s first ever animated series, inspired by their 1977 comic anthology, that tantalizes fans with alternate, hypothetical new versions of favorite stories, all observed and discussed in ‘Twilight Zone’ style; 9 episodes arrive, one each night for 9 nights, beginning December 22.
The holidays may yet prove to be especially animated this year. AWN has just learned that The Watcher returns to Season 2 of Marvel Studios’ What If…? as the animated series begins streaming new episodes December 22 on Disney+. In fact, nine new episodes will stream one each night for nine nights to end our year in a true multiversal embrace. And in the spirit of the holiday season, fans are invited to unwrap a new episode nightly for nine nights. Check out the new trailer and poster.
According to the streamer, Season 2 continues the journey as The Watcher guides viewers through the vast multiverse, introducing brand new and familiar faces throughout the MCU. The series questions, revisits and twists classic Marvel Cinematic moments with an incredible voice cast that includes a host of stars who reprise their iconic roles.
Season 2 features fan-favorite characters like Nebula, Hela and Happy Hogan; episodes are directed by executive producer Bryan Andrews, with executive producer AC Bradley as head writer.
Marvel Studios film honcho Brad Winderbaum, one of Season 1’s executive producers, knew that the fantastical nature of the show could not be properly captured in live-action. As Season 1 launched, he told AWN, “I knew the show’s concept demanded that it be animated. In my first conversations with Kevin [Feige], very quickly, we knew it had to be animated. I had never produced anything in the animated space before, so I was in animation kindergarten when we started. But we wanted to revisit any point in time, any set, any character, any costume, any prop, anything we needed to, without having to actually build it. And because of the show’s concept as an infinite exploration of the multiverse, we knew we needed a limitless canvas, and that was something we could only achieve in animation.”
We expect even more great stuff for Season 2 – check out the trailer:
Dan Sarto is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network.