The upcoming Disney Plus series HAWKEYE starring Jeremy Renner has got itself its first group of directors. Bert and Bertie, the collective name for Amber Finlayson (Bert) and Katie Ellwood (Bertie) known Amazon’s TROOP ZERO have been tapped to captain a block of episodes of the Marvel Studios series . Along with the pair another director will get a string for a block, Rhys Thomas, who has also directed Amazon’s COMRADE DETECTIVE, STATEN ISLAND SUMMER and SNL. Jonathan Igla (MAD MEN, PITCH) is writing the series.
HAWKEYE is part of the first wave of Marvel shows that was due to hit Disney+ starting in fall 2020. The first show was to have been THE FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER, but the series has been delayed to the coronavirus pandemic affecting production. Other shows include WANDAVISION(spring 2021, if things go as planned), LOKI (also spring 2021), then HAWKEYE . Each series will see the stars of their MCU films reprising their respective roles.
Jeremy Renner, who played the role in the big-screen films, will be reprising Clint Barton, who first made his comic debut back in 1964’s Tales of Suspense #57. One of the arcs of the series is Barton’s mentoring of a new generation of archer, Kate Bishop. Hailee Steinfeld was previously in negotiations for the part but it is unclear if her deal has closed. Marvel had no comment.