Kari Skogland has been confirmed to direct the Disney+ mini-series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. The series is 6 parts and stars Avengers: Endgame‘s Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan.
According to Deadline, Captain America: Civil War‘s Daniel Bruhl, who played Zemo, and Emily Van Camp, who played Sharon Carter, are also in talks to join. Zemo is the mastermind who drove a wedge between Captain America and Iron Man in Captain America: Civil War as well as the murderer of Black Panther’s father, T’Chaka. Sharon Carter, also known as Agent 13, is the great-niece of S.H.I.E.L.D. founder Peggy Carter.
Skogland is the showrunner and CEO of Mad Rabbit, a Red Arrow Studios company that launched in 2016. She’s also directed five episodes of The Handmaid’s Tale, the pilot for AMC’s upcoming NOS4A2 as well as the pilot for Starz’s The Rook. She also directed two episodes and served as an executive producer of Showtime’s upcoming limited series The Loudest Voice.
Skogland was an executive producer and director of History Channel’s Sons of Liberty, which earned her the Directors Guild of Canada (DCG) award for best director of a television miniseries. She’s worked on other shows such as Penny Dreadful, Boardwalk Empire, The Killing, The Walking Dead, Under the Dome, Vikings, The Americans, House of Cards, and The Punisher.
No plot details have been released but according to Deadline, Falcon’s new acquisition of Captain America’s shield at the end of Avengers: Endgame may be included in the series. The miniseries is expected to air in August of 2020.