Marvel will release its first TV-MA Disney+ show in 2024 and its about time

After keeping things rather family friendly, Marvel Studios will finally bring fans its first TV-MA Disney Plus show in 2024 -- and we couldn't be happier.
Vincent D’Onofrio as Wilson Fisk/Kingpin in Marvel Studios' ECHO, releasing on Hulu and Disney+.
Vincent D’Onofrio as Wilson Fisk/Kingpin in Marvel Studios' ECHO, releasing on Hulu and Disney+. /

If you've been missing the Marvel's Netflix era, your moment is finally coming and it's coming sooner than you might expect. With the release of Echo Marvel Studios will be finally returning to the more mature content fans have been longing for with the series becoming the first original Marvel Studios Disney+ show to feature a TV-MA.

Marvel first confirmed Echo's TV-MA rating in November with the release of the first trailer for the series and the newest promo for the show doubles down hard on making sure parents know the show is not for younger audiences.

The newest teaser kicks off with a viewer discretion warning before bringing fans an intense montage that is sure to bring flashbacks of the Marvel-Netflix era. Not only does the promo itself feature a disclaimer, but Disney+ subscribers will have to set their profile permissions to TV-MA to even watch the show, which marks a first for the streaming platform.

Fans shouldn't overlook Echo

While Echo might not be creating as much hype as some of Marvel's flashier series such as Loki, fans shouldn't overlook the series. In fact, they should be incredibly excited about the potential the show holds.

Not only will Echo be the first Marvel show to release binge-style on Disney+ with all episodes available to stream at launch, but it marks a return to one of the peak eras in Marvel television. An era when the studio produced some of its finest content, content designed for mature audiences that allowed the studio to embrace and explore darker themes.

The TV-MA rating allowed Marvel to tell more unrestricted stories which allowed for some of the best storytelling, action sequences, character arcs and cinematography we've seen from Marvel Studios on the small screen. We haven't gotten the chance to see Marvel embrace these more mature themes since the Marvel-Netflix era ended, but Echo finally sees a return to that chapter in the MCU.

The show promises to be unlikely anything we've seen from the Marvel Disney+ shows by once again allowing room for raw storytelling that isn't afraid to dive deep into darker tones by creating a realistic portrayal of the street-level heroes. The show's success can help pave the way for more of these stories to once again be told in the MCU and will serve as a perfect precursor to Kingpin and Daredevil's return in Daredevil: Born Again.

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