Over the recent years, superhero fans have been craving more mature projects, as they have been showcased by the likes of Daredevil and Titans. The coveted R-rating has been slapped on select a few comic book projects which include The Suicide Squad and Deadpool but the MCU has long avoided entering that area.
As part of Marvel Studios’ upcoming Multiverse Saga slate, the studio will take its first dip into that avenue with Deadpool 3, opening up a suite of new opportunities for the MCU. On the television side, Werewolf by Night came close to becoming the studio’s first TV-MA endeavor, but that honor will instead go to Marvel Zombies.
Speaking to Comicbook at New York Comic-Con, Marvel Zombies executive producer Zeb Wells revealed the episode count of the TV-MA (R-rating equivalent) animated What If…? spin-off series. Wells confirmed the undead epic will run for just four episodes, breaking the record for the shortest MCU Disney+ series:
Marvel Studios’ Disney+ episode counts so far can be seen below:
- WandaVision – 9 episodes
- The Falcon and the Winter Soldier – 6 episodes
- Loki – 6 episodes
- What If…? – 9 episodes
- Hawkeye – 6 episodes
- Moon Knight – 6 episodes
- Ms. Marvel – 6 episodes
- She-Hulk: Attorney at Law – 9 episodes.