March 22, 2021
The Disney+ original series “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” from Marvel Studios ranked as the most watched series premiere ever on Disney+ during its March 19-22 opening weekend, and was the most-watched title overall for the same time period on a global basis, including in Disney+ Hotstar markets, according to the streaming service.
The premiere of “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” joins the premieres of Marvel Studios’ first live-action series “WandaVision” and the season two premiere of “The Mandalorian” from Lucasfilm as the three most-watched Disney+ original series opening weekends to-date, the studio announced.
“The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” stars Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson aka The Falcon, and Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes aka the Winter Soldier. The pair, who came together in the final moments of Avengers: Endgame, team up on a global adventure that tests their abilities — and their patience.
Directed by Kari Skogland with Malcolm Spellman serving as head writer, the six-episode series also stars Daniel Brühl as Zemo, Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter and Wyatt Russell as John Walker. “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” debuted worldwide on Disney+ March 19.