Expanding their roster of streaming shows set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Disney Plus will soon launch She-Hulk, based on the comic book character.
Unlike Wandavision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Hawkeye, and Loki, which spun off the Avengers movies, She-Hulk will introduce a new protagonist. However, it does take place in the same universe as the rest of the Marvel properties. (Same goes for the upcoming Ms. Marvel and Moon Knight.)
Here’s everything we know about the series:
Cast: Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black) takes on the title role of She-Hulk, a.k.a. Jennifer Walters. Renée Elise Goldsberry plays Amelia, Jameela Jamil plays supervillain Titania, Ginger Gonzaga plays Jennifer’s best friend, and Josh Segarra joined the cast in an unknown role.
There will also be faces familiar to Marvel fans: Mark Ruffalo will continue to play Bruce Banner/The Hulk—who, following the events of Endgame, talks like Mark Ruffalo instead of grunting and smashing—and Tim Roth will reprise his role of The Abomination.
The plot: Walters is Bruce Banner’s cousin, a lawyer who receives her Hulk abilities following a blood transfusion, according to TheDirect. The series will be a “half-hour legal comedy.” In the first leaked teaser trailer, Walters explains that she’s “a normal lawyer…well, not that normal,” and gets help from her cousin in understanding what “triggers” her “transformations.” We also get a glimpse of her playing basketball in Hulk mode before she utters the catchphrase from the 1970s Hulk show: “Don’t make me angry. You wouldn’t like me when I’m angry.”
The creative team: Marry Me director Kat Coiro (who also has a ton of TV credits) will executive-produce and direct the pilot and several episodes of the series, per Deadline, while Rick & Morty alum Jessica Gao leads the writers room.
Premiere date: No specific pilot episode date has been announced, but production has wrapped, and the series is set to premiere sometime in 2022 as part of phase four in the MCU.