Marvel is no stranger to bringing more mature stories to life, with many pointing to the six shows in the Defenders Saga produced by Netflix as prime examples of some of the best mature superhero shows in recent memory.
MCU's New Disney+ Show Said to Be Darkest Yet
At the world premiere event for the TV-MA-rated series, which is the first in Marvel Studios history, Feige praised Disney+ for allowing the franchise to do so many "different types of shows."
He went on to confirm Echo is "TV-MA" and "an adult show" while describing it as "the darkest one yet" to debut under the Marvel Studios umbrella:
"The greatest thing about Disney+ for us, we can do all different types of shows, and we’ve been able to do a Christmas show and a time travel show and a black & white sitcom. This is a TV-MA show. This is an adult show that, just like the 'Marvel Knights' comics where Echo first started, it goes much deeper and much darker in ways that we could only do with a TV-MA rating, so I am excited for people to see, as readers of the comics know, the different tonalities that we’ve been able to do in all of our shows and this being the darkest one yet."
Will Marvel Do More TV-MA/R-Rated Content?
As for Echo, many are hoping the show will set up even more TV-MA stories to come on Disney+, particularly with Daredevil and Kingpin both taking center stage in Daredevil: Born Again after this series.
And with early reviews teasing plenty of that mature action from the first three episodes, it should be only a matter of time until more of the same joins the grand MCU timeline.
All five episodes of Echo are now streaming on Disney+ and Hulu.