Marvel has expanded the cast and crew for its Disney+ series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, which is in pre-production. They have also confirmed that the series will be six episodes long and will air in August 2020.
Emily VanCamp is reprising her role as Sharon Carter, which she previously played in Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War. The niece of Peggy Carter (Hayley Attwell), she was introduced as a SHIELD agent who later transferred to the CIA. She became a possible love interest for Captain America in Civil War, although this plot thread was abandoned as a result of the events of The Avengers: Endgame.
Daniel Bruhl is reprising his rule as Helmut Zemo from Civil War. A Sokovian citizen infuriated by the destruction of his nation at the hands of the Avengers (as seen in Age of Ultron), Zemo conducted a campaign to discredit and ultimately destroy the team, resulting in its splintering into two factions. Zemo was captured at the end of Civil War, but noted that by splitting the Avengers his plan had succeeded (making him, arguably, the only Marvel villain whose evil scheme actually worked).
Kari Skogland (The Walking Dead, The Handmaid's Tale) will direct all six episodes. Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan are also reprising their title roles as Falcon and the Winter Soldier from the movies.
The casting suggests that the mini-series will tie up loose ends from the first three phases of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and pave the way for future film developments.