Marvelous news… (Sorry, had to do it.) The Ms. Marvel TV series has wrapped production.
The Disney+/Marvel show recently completed filming in Thailand, following shooting in Georgia. The Thai shoot covers episodes four and five of the series, directed by Oscar winner Sharmeeen Obaid-Chinoy.
Ms. Marvel will include six episodes. The series follows Kamala Khan (Iman Vellani), a New Jersey teenager who discovers she has special powers. She’s also Marvel’s first on-screen Muslim superhero.
A third wave of COVID hit Thailand this spring, causing the local government to impose stricter restrictions. These included halting film and TV productions. However, Ms. Marvel was able to obtain a waiver to continue working, as the production was already observing strict health and safety measures. These measures included mandatory masks and face shields and twice weekly COVID testing. Plus, production relied on closed sets, separated transport, and controlled air systems.
Ms. Marvel even operated on a “bubble system” that separated the workflow into three isolated parts. That way, if COVID appeared in one bubble, production on the entire show wouldn’t have to shut down.
Since production managed to continue, hopefully that means good news for Marvel fans. Barring unforeseen issues in post-production, the Ms. Marvel premiere shouldn’t be delayed. We don’t have a specific release date yet though; Marvel previously listed the show’s arrival as “late 2021.” Luckily, fans have the upcoming Loki series as well as quite a few MCU features to hold them over until then.
Ms. Marvel comes from showrunner and co-writer Bisha K. Ali. In addition to Obaid-Cinoy, directors include Adil El Arbi, Billal Fallah, and Meera Menon.
So, are you excited for Ms. Marvel? Let us know in the comments.
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