Nick Fury has always been a supporting character in the MCU, but finally he’s getting the spotlight in the upcoming MCU live-action series for Disney Plus, Secret Invasion.

Announced on the Disney investor day alongside the likes of Ironheart and Armor Wars, this show will fit into Phase 4 and likely tie into the overall narrative of the movies. 

If you’d like to know more about Secret Invasion, including who is starring, what the plot is and most importantly when it’s coming out, then keep on reading. We also have a similar article for Loki, and a review of the debut episode of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.

When will Secret Invasion start?

Sadly, no release date for Secret Invasion has yet been revealed. However, we know that in 2022 we’ll likely be getting Ms. Marvel, She-Hulk and Moon Knight, so Secret Invasion could come after these at the end of the year. 

Production has now begun, according to star Samuel L. Jackson. 

How many episodes are in Secret Invasion?

Kevin Feige confirmed to Collider that there will be six episodes, in-keeping with other live-action MCU shows. 

Who's in the cast?

Of course, as this show centres around Nick Fury, it wouldn’t be complete without the man himself, Samuel L. Jackson. Ben Mendelsohn will also be reprising his role as Talos, as seen in Captain Marvel.

Whilst not officially confirmed, Deadline reports that Olivia Coleman is in talks to play an unnamed role in the series. Kingsley Ben-Adir is also pegged to be a villain in the series.

Also reported to join the show is Emilia Clarke, Killian Scott and Christopher McDonald, all in unnamed roles. 

Behind the camera, the series will be directed by Thomas Bezucha (Let Him Go) and Ali Selim (The Looming Tower). The scripts come from Kyle Bradstreet, best known for producing and writing for Mr. Robot.

What is the plot of Secret Invasion?

When we last saw Nick Fury in the MCU, it was in the post-credits scene for Spider-Man: Far From Home. He was aboard a spaceship with a whole bunch of Skrulls – a shapeshifting alien race first introduced in Captain Marvel. Skrulls will play a big role in Secret Invasion.

In the comics the Skrulls have infiltrate the human race and pose as other people, including taking the place of some of the Marvel universe's biggest heroes.

With Fury working alongside Talos and the Skrulls right now Marvel will have to tweak things a little to suit the MCU, but expect the broad strokes of the plot to remain the same. That means there could be some big Marvel characters who have secretly been someone else all along...

How to watch Secret Invasion

Like all Marvel shows on Disney Plus, the series will be exclusive to this streaming service. To sign up for Disney+, head to the website. Accounts cost £7.99/US$7.99, or £79.90/$79.99 per year. You can also check out the best TV shows and films available on the platform right now.