How many episodes are in WandaVision Season 1?
After more than a year of waiting, fans will finally get to see the first of many planned Marvel Studios series coming to Disney Plus this Friday. WandaVision will have a multi-episode premiere on January 15 before continuing with a weekly rollout. The first season will have nine episodes in total.
Since two episodes are being released on Friday, that leaves seven episodes to spread across seven weeks. WandaVision will conclude on March 5, according to The Verge. That works quite well for Disney since their next Marvel television show, Falcon and the Winter Soldier is scheduled to debut on March 19. Later this year, fans will finally get to watch Loki, with Tom Hiddleston returning to reprise the lead role.
If you’re upset about not being able to binge-watch the first season of WandaVision at once, you can blame The Mandalorian for that.
The popular Star Wars series’s weekly schedule has made it a talking point for several months, rather than for a short burst like some Netflix shows. The argument about whether weekly versus all-at-once releases continues to rage on, but I wouldn’t anticipate Disney Plus succumbing to the Netflix-style of release anytime soon.
While chatting with TVLine, Marvel Studios president Kevin Fiege admitted that they “had discussions about [dropping the season all at once], but everybody at Disney+ had decided — and we very much agreed with — the notion of the fun of week-to-week.”
He added that “The Mandalorian has certainly proven this — there’s something fun to be able to follow along, to try to guess what happens next, to have a week speculating or rewatching and building that anticipation.”
How long will each episode of WandaVision be?
As for how long every episode of WandaVision will be, Fiege also confirmed to TVLine that each installment’s runtime would somewhat vary. The first three episodes of the season will all run around 30 minutes or less, as they pay homage to the golden age of sitcoms from the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s. However, once the show starts to break away from that format, the runtimes might get a little longer.
“That’s one of the fun things about streaming — and even on the shows that I watch, as a fan: You don’t have the rules of network TV and selling ad time, where it has to start now and end now. [Episodes] can grow or shift or shrink or expand to fit the story you’re telling. Even in those first three, the lengths are somewhat different, and that will continue through the rest of the show,” Fiege noted.
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WandaVision will debut with two episodes on January 15 on Disney Plus.