“The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” premiered on Disney + on March 19 to bring the heroic action of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to the small screen. The series follows the stories of Sam Wilson (Anthony mackie) and Bucky Barnes (Sebastien stan) as they try to make their own way after the loss of Captain America. Scroll down to watch our six exclusive video interviews with the Drama Series’ top Emmy contenders.
Sam shockingly drops the vibranium shield Captain America gifted him at the end of “Avengers: Endgame,” unsure if the country will accept a black man taking the title Captain America. This is an idea supported by the revelation of Isaiah Bradley (Carl Lombly), a black super soldier whom the government tortured, tried and hid from the world. The current government installs war hero John Walker (Wyatt russell) as the new Captain America. But, when a fight with the extremist group “Flag Smashers” (led by that of Erin Kellyman Karli Morgenthau) is doing horribly wrong, Walker demonstrates that dark impulses lurk under his All-American appearance. Sam and Bucky team up with former nemesis Zemo (Daniel Bruhl) and her distant ally Sharon Carter (Emily VanCamp) to uncover the secrets of the mysterious Power Broker, who provided Flag Smashers with a super serum.
Will Emmy voters support this superhero show? Disney has made a strategic move by submitting this show in the Drama category, which avoids internal competition with their Marvel limited series “WandaVision”. However, Sam and Bucky will have to compete with another Mouse House juggernaut in “The Mandalorian”. This “Star Wars” series made a strong impression at the Emmys last year thanks to its must-see status and strong word of mouth. “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” also sparked a lot of conversation, not least because of its thoughtful conversation about the history of racism in America. It was an unexpected turn for an MCU story, which brought the costumed heroes into a contemporary conversation.
With these elements in mind, we could see the director Kari skogland return to the Emmys after a previous nomination for “The Handmaid’s Tale”. Most actors are on the hunt for their first Emmy nomination despite impressive TV resumes. Of course, their best bet for an acting nomination is probably thanks to a surprise appearance from Julia Louis-Dreyfus who could land the Emmy favorite in the Dramatic Guest Actress category. Follow the links below to see what the team had to say about the making of “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier”.
Michael Crow, costume designer
PJ Dillon, director of photography
Carl Lumbly, actor
Wyatt Russell, actor
Kari Skogland, director
Malcolm Spellman, Chief Writer
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