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Marvel’s ‘Echo’ Premieres At Number One On Both Disney+ And Hulu

EXCLUSIVE: After making all five episodes available on Tuesday, Marvel Studios’ Echo has premiered at No. 1 on both the Disney+ and Hulu platforms. The series marked several firsts for a Marvel show: the first TV-MA series developed at the studio, the first time every episode was available to subscribers at once and the first time a whole Marvel series has been available on both platforms at the same time.

It’s also the first show under the Marvel Spotlight banner, which the studio describes as a platform to bring more grounded, character-driven stories to the screen, focusing on street-level stakes over larger MCU continuity. While the studio hasn’t put out numbers, Echo is doing better than some of the consistently top-performing titles.

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The series is getting recognition from both the Indigenous and deaf communities for its representation onscreen and off. Deadline’s Dominic Patten raved about the show, saying its exactly what the studio needs right now.

RELATED: ‘Echo’ Director & EP Sydney Freeland On How Marvel Crafted Its First TV-MA Series

Echo follows Maya Lopez (Alaqua Cox) as she is pursued by Wilson Fisk’s criminal empire. When the journey brings her home, she must confront her own family and legacy. Also starring are Chaske Spencer, Tantoo Cardinal, Graham Greene and Vincent D’Onofrio, who returns to the villainous role of Wilson Fisk, aka Kingpin.

RELATED: ‘Echo’ Trailer Shows A Grittier Side Of Marvel; Series Gets Premiere Date On Disney+ & Hulu, First TV-MA Rating

Episodes of the series are directed by Sydney Freeland and Catriona McKenzie. Executive producers are Kevin Feige, Stephen Broussard, Louis D’Esposito, Brad Winderbaum, Victoria Alonso, Richie Palmer, Jason Gavin, Marion Dayre and Sydney Freeland. Co-executive producers are Jennifer L. Booth and Amy Rardin.

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