With Hawkeye just one of the shows heading to the impending Disney+ streaming service, now comes an update on the small screen offering.
First up, The Hollywood Reporter has word that Jonathan Igla will serve as showrunner and executive producer on the series. Igla is likely best know for his writing and story editing work on AMC’s Mad Men.
We already know that Hawkeye will focus on Jeremy Renner’s Clint Barton and his protégé, Kate Bishop. And on that front, Variety is reporting that Bumblebee’s Hailee Steinfeld is up for the Kate Bishop gig.
In the comic book world, Kate actually takes on the Hawkeye moniker when Barton dies. Being the world of comics, mind, Clint doesn’t stay dead for all that long. Returning from the grave, Barton becomes Kate’s mentor and we essentially get two Hawkeyes for a spell.
Hawkeye will premiere on Disney+ in the second half of 2021.