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Disney+'s Echo series nabs Mature rating

This marks a first for a Marvel Studios Disney+ series

Vincent D'Onofrio as Kingpin in Echo
Image credit: Disney+

We're finally learning a bit more about Marvel and Disney+'s upcoming series Echo. For one, the entire series will drop on Disney+ and Hulu on January 10. But perhaps more interesting to Marvel fans curious about how the remains of the Netflix/Marvel world will cross over into the newer Disney+/Marvel world with the reprisal of Vincent D'Onofrio and Charlie Cox's roles of Kingpin and Daredevil from Netflix's Daredevil series, it turns out that Echo is going to be rated TV-MA.

What does a TV-MA rating mean for Echo?

TV-MA denotes that a television series is aimed at mature audiences. According to the TV Guidelines, this means that "This program is specifically designed to be viewed by adults and therefore may be unsuitable for children under 17. This program may contain one or more of the following: crude indecent language (L), explicit sexual activity (S), or graphic violence (V).."

If we follow along with the Netflix tradition, we can assume that the mature guidelines come from the inclusion of graphic violence. And there's a bit of a hint towards that from the production as well. At an October press event about the series, show director and executive producer Sydney Freeland said (as reported by Variety), “We wanted very, very adamantly to show that these are people on our show — they bleed, they die, they get killed and there are real consequences.”

With the show debuting in January on Disney+ and Hulu, we wont have to wait too long to see what exactly this Mature rating means for the series.

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