In a surprise move, Disney+ has submitted The Falcon and the Winter Soldier as a Drama Series at the Emmy Awards this year instead of its expected placement in the Limited Series category.
According to Marvel Studios VP of Production & Development and The Falcon and Winter Soldier executive producer Nate Moore, the series has always been planned as a drama early on.
“[The decision] came about sort of as the series was launching, but it was something we were thinking about even as we were making it – not because we think, ‘Oh my God, it’s so great,’ but because it does feel a bit more dramatic than some of our typical stuff,” Moore said.
“As this is sort of our first foray into television, even if it’s Disney+, we thought [the category placement] was appropriate for what the show is trying to tackle.”
It’s not confirmed if there will be a second season of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier but Moore said Marvel has “always wanted the possibility.”
“We’ve definitely kicked around ideas because we always like to keep thinking about where things can go, but we also, frankly, in the crush of the pandemic, we’re just trying to finish the show and make sure it got out in a timely matter,” he said.
“Hopefully at the end of this season, you will see the potential for what we could tell in a subsequent season.”
On the other hand, the stellar Marvel series Wandavision will be competing in the Limited or Anthology Series categories.
“I think WandaVision is a show you can only do once. She can’t go back into that reality,” Moore said.
He also explained the differences between both shows. “[Wandavision] is such a complete arc of what that character can do and what that story wanted to do, whereas Falcon and Winter Soldier is really about dealing with, to me, the legacy of what a superhero is, through the lens of Captain America and his shield, but ultimately through the lens of all these different characters. And that’s a story I think you can revisit in subsequent seasons because it’s an evergreen story. It’s a conversation.”