When will Marvel's Echo be released on Disney+?

The anti-hero will soon return to the MCU after her stint on Hawkeye

Alaqua Cox as Maya Lopez in Echo
Alaqua Cox leads the cast as Maya Lopez in Echo. (Marvel)

Buckle up because EchoMarvel's latest small-screen project — is set to arrive with a bloody bang this January as the studio gives us a glimpse at its grittiest stand-alone story yet.

As keen-eyed MCU fans will no doubt remember, we last saw the show's titular deaf anti-hero Maya Lopez (Alaqua Cox) at the end of Hawkeye's Disney+ show dishing out justice in her own no-holds-bared way.

There, Echo appeared as an antagonist but when the character returns in her own show, we’ll gain a better understanding of who is reluctant hero really is and why she does what she does.

She'll also be bringing some familiar friends with her for her jump to a new streamer. So, without further ado, here is everything that you need to know about Echo.

Alaqua Cox as Maya Lopez in Echo
The series will be released on Disney+ this January. (Disney+)

Echo is coming out on Wednesday, 10 January. It will be released in the UK on Disney+, and in the US on Disney+ and Hulu — a change to Marvel's previous strategy of releasing content purely on Disney+.

The reason for the show's release on two streaming platforms is because the series is a lot darker than previous Disney+ Marvel shows and its target audience is older adults, many of whom are subscribed to Hulu in the US.

In another Marvel-show-on-Netflix first, Echo's five-episode arc will be available to view all in one go. It will land on the streamer from 9am for American viewers in ET and 6pm for audiences on PT on Tuesday 9 January and 2am for UK viewers on 10 January a day later.

Echo, like many recent Marvel projects, has been subject to delays as the series was originally meant to be released in November 2023 before it was moved to its January 2024 release date.

Yes, a trailer for Echo was released in November 2023. The trailer shares a glimpse at what is set to take place in the series, including Kingpin's adoption of Maya and their unhappy reunion following the events of Hawkeye.

Watch the first trailer for Echo:

The trailer features a blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment featuring Cox's Daredevil fighting Maya, while there are also scenes depicting Native American culture and moments from Maya's childhood.

In the trailer, D'Onofrio's Kingpin says: "So much rage that you can't contain it. You and I are the same, who's the monster?"

Vincent D'Onofrio and Alaqua Cox at Regency Village Theatre in Los Angeles
Vincent D'Onofrio stars alongside Alaqua Cox in the Hawkeye spin-off. (Getty for Disney)

Warning: Hawkeye spoilers below

Echo takes place after the events of Hawkeye, which ended with a scene that appeared to show Maya shooting her adoptive uncle Wilson Fisk, aka Kingpin (Vincent D'Onofrio). However, it looks like the iconic villain is not dead, as he is set to appear in Echo.

According to the show's official synopsis, Echo will find Maya on the run and forced to confront both her past and her present.

It reads: "Maya Lopez is being pursued by Wilson Fisk's organization, leading her to return to her hometown in Oklahoma, where she must come to terms with her past, reconnect with her Native American roots, and embrace her family and community."

Cox also said in a recent interview with Comicbook.com that her character will also be looking to "find the definition of family and community" during the course of the series.

Alaqua Cox and Darnell Besaw at Regency Village Theatre in Los Angeles
Darnell Besaw (right) plays Young Maya Lopez in Echo. (Getty for Disney)

As mentioned, Cox will lead the series with D'Onofrio also returning. Charlie Cox will also be reprising his role as Matt Murdock, aka Daredevil, in Echo following his return to the MCU in Spider-Man: No Way Home and She-Hulk: Attorney at Law.

Other people set to join the cast include Reservation Dogs star Devery Jacobs, The English star Chaske Spencer, Tantoo Cardinal, and Cody Lightning.

Other actors set to appear in the show include Graham Greene, and Zahn McClarnon who returns as Maya's late father William Lopez.

Considering most Marvel series feature a cameo or two, it wouldn't be a surprise if we see some other familiar faces pop up throughout Maya's journey.

Echo premieres in full on Wednesday 10 January on Disney+ in the UK, and Disney+ and Hulu in the US.