Disney has announced the start of production for a new series of “Echo” starring Alaqua Cox.
The series is part of last year’s Disney + Marvel show “Hawkeye,” which debuted Cox as Maya Lopez. Created by David Mack and Joe Quesada in 1999 as a supporting character for Daredevil superhero, Maya Lopez, also known as Echo, is a Cheyenne deaf woman with Olympic-level athletic skills and the ability to perfectly mimic the movement of people. In “Hawk,” the character is portrayed as the leader of the “Sports Mafia,” a gang of criminals who work under the leadership of Wilson Fisk (Vincent Donofrio). The series will see Maya leave New York for her hometown, where she reconnects with her roots and ends up at the center of a new crisis.
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Echo stars largely from the original cast, which also includes Chask Spencer, Tanto Cardinal, DeVere Jacobs, Cody Lightning, Graham Greene, and Zane McClarnon. Indigenous directors Sidney Freeland (Navajo) and Catriona Mackenzie (Jonacornai) direct the series, which is executive produced by Kevin Feige, Luis de Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Brad Winderbaum, Stephen Broussard, Richie Palmer, Marion Dairy, and Jason Gavin. Eitan Cohen and Emily Cohen were initially announced to write the series, but they appear to be no longer related.
“Echo” is being filmed in Atlanta, and is scheduled to premiere at Disney+ in 2023. Disney also unveiled a first-look image of the show; View below.
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