For those of you who thought that Marvel would, or even could sit out of this years Comic-Con @ Home, you were mistaking. Earlier today, Marvel had announce their new docuseries hosted by Executive Producer and Marvel CCO Joe Quesada, 'Marvel Storyboards'!
The 12-episode non-fiction original series will follow Joe Quesada, Marvel's Chief Creative Officer, as he explores the origin stories and creative drives of storytellers of all mediums, backgrounds, and experiences. Guests include Robert Lopez (songwriter, Book of Mormon, Avenue Q), Samhita Mukhopadhyay (Executive Editor, Teen Vogue), Hugh Jackman (Wolverine), Johnny Weir (Olympic figure skater), and Ed Viesturs (high-altitude mountaineer). See some of the stills in the gallery below.
Each episode, which spans 10-15 minutes, of Marvel's Storyboards will also dive into each visionary's relationship with Marvel as well as a personal account of how they overcame a personal or professional hurdle.
In an interview with Wired, Quesada likened it to a popular series. "A comparison that everyone knows is Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown," Quesada says. "We go on locations, but instead of food or culture being the focus, the focus is a guest, the way they tell stories, and their story."
"The real thrill to me is to find out, 'What's your story?' revealed Quesada. "People tell their stories in all different ways. It's not just writing, drawing, or filming. Athletes tell stories in how they perform. Dancers tell stories with their bodies."
Marvel’s Storyboards Season 1 Episode Release Schedule:
Thursday, July 23: Episode 1 feat. Hugh Jackman
Thursday, July 30: Episode 2 feat. Natalia Cordova-Buckley
Thursday, August 6: Episode 3 feat. Christian Borle
Thursday, August 13: Episode 4 feat. Johnny Weir
Thursday, August 20: Episode 5 feat. Margaret Stohl
Thursday, August 27: Episode 6 feat. Robert Lopez
You can check out the first episode here:
In addition to Marvel’s Storyboards, Quesada serves as Executive Producer on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. for ABC, Marvel’s Hero Project and Marvel's 616 for Disney+, and Marvel’s animation projects including Marvel Rising. Stay tuned to Marvel’s YouTube channel and social channels for the first season of Marvel’s Storyboards each week this summer – and for season 2 later this year!
Marvel’s Storyboards Seasons 1 and 2 are produced by Marvel New Media and BFD Productions. The series is presented by State Farm®.