With all the live-action series coming to Disney+ from Star Wars and Marvel, there is bound to be overlap at points with these shows airing simultaneously. But it won’t be happening quite yet.
That’s because it was recently announced that when Hawkeye premieres on November 24, it will actually drop the first two episodes instead of one. With six episodes in the series, that means it’ll conclude on December 22 – one week before The Book of Boba Fett is set to launch.
There are other factors at play besides just avoiding overlap between these shows, as Hawkeye is being billed as a Christmas series and that is clearly reflected in the trailer, so it does make sense to wrap up the series in the time from Thanksgiving to Christmas rather than stretching past the holiday. Plus, it also makes sense to drop the first two episodes together to build hype for the series, maybe even allowing people the chance to watch both episodes over the Thanksgiving holiday in America.
But at the same time, I wouldn’t be shocked if at least one factor was that by doing this they not only accomplish the previous things but also allow The Book of Boba Fett‘s premiere to avoid being the same week as the Hawkeye conclusion. I personally think that’s a very good call, allowing both shows to receive the attention and spotlight. But it also raises the interesting discussion about how Disney might navigate the coming years with so much content dropping on the service. There’s going to be overlap at times from the two biggest brands (like there was for The Bad Batch and Loki this summer, for example), and it seems Disney is willing to take some creative measures to help ease this – as long as they still release things on Wednesday, of course.
Anyway, this isn’t anything major, but I found it interesting. And it means that on December 29, The Book of Boba Fett is going to be the primary addition to the Disney+ lineup. I can’t wait!