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 season 2 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 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. 

The cast has been spotted filming around Leeds. We don't know yet whether the show will feature this city, or if it's a stand-in for somewhere else, such as London. 

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 for Secret Invasion?

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.

Also returning to the MCU is Cobie Smulders, who will be back as S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, Maria Hill. She has appeared in several films at this point, including The Avengers. 

Nick Fury and Maria Hill

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 joining the show is Emilia Clarke, Killian Scott, Christopher McDonald and Carmen Ejogo, 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 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.