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Marvel Studios’ Secret Invasion, a dark espionage spy thriller, follows the events of Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home with Nick Fury returning to Earth. Although Fury is dubbed “the most wanted man on the planet” by James Rhodes, Fury fights through adversity and turns to his friends and allies to help him defeat the Skrulls.

This TV series is the start of Phase 5 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The highly anticipated Marvel comic crossover event brings together characters and storylines from multiple Marvel franchises, including the Avengers and Captain Marvel, and weaves them into a storyline sure to gain more fans from Disney’s other popular films and TV shows.

Key Things to Know About Marvel Studios’ Secret Invasion

Here is some key information about the TV series, including its release date, plot, cast, and where to watch.

Back Story

The Skrulls, known for their shapeshifting abilities, have been secretly infiltrating Earth for years, posing as key figures in society, including Marvel superheroes and world leaders. The Skrulls perfectly mimic their targets, making it nearly impossible to detect them, leading to serious trust issues among the heroes. The Skrulls have been biding their time, waiting for the right moment to launch their invasion.

Series Storyline

Set in the present-day MCU, Nick Fury discovers a faction of Skrulls is plotting to invade Earth. Fury leads his allies as they work together to stop the Skrull invasion and save humanity.


The series has six episodes, each running between 40 and 50 minutes.


The series rating is TV-14 due to “intense sequences of violence and action.” The rating indicates the program contains some material that many parents may find unsuitable for children under 14 years of age. The show may contain intensely suggestive dialogue, strong coarse language, intense sexual situations, or intense violence.

Release Date

Secret Invasion’s release date is June 21, 2023, on Disney Plus. New episodes will be released every Wednesday.

Secret Invasion Cast and Crew

Marking over a dozen times playing Nick Fury, Samuel L. Jackson reprises his role as the former S.H.I.E.L.D. director with the iconic eyepatch in the Marvel TV series. Other familiar actors include:

  • Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury: Former head of S.H.I.E.L.D., Fury leads the allies in the fight against the Skrulls.
  • Ben Mendelsohn as Talos: The leader of a Skrull sect who joins Fury to defeat the Skrull invasion.
  • Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill: Former S.H.I.E.L.D agent and friend and ally of Nick Fury.
  • Martin Freeman as Everett K. Ross: Ross is an attaché working for the U.S. State Department who has worked with Black Panther (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever), the Avengers, and S.H.I.E.L.D., and helps Fury in the investigation of the Skrull infiltration.
  • Kingsley Ben-Adir as Gravik: Rebel Skrull and leader of the rogue Skrulls set on invading Earth.
  • Killian Scott as Fiz: A Skrull with limited shapeshifting abilities.
  • Emilia Clarke as G’iah: Daughter of Talos (first seen in Captain Marvel) who warns Fury about the rogue Skrulls’ plan.
  • Olivia Colman as Special Agent Sonya Falsworth: An old friend of Fury who also has a connection to Captain America’s Howling Commandos — it is unclear where Falsworth’s loyalties lie.
  • Don Cheadle as James Rhodes: Aka War Machine, “Rhodey,” last seen in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, is one of the few Avengers in the series.
  • Writer and Producer: Kyle Bradstreet
  • Executive producers: Kevin Feige, Victoria Alonso, Louis D’Esposito
  • Directors: Ali Selim and Thomas Bezucha

Other actors appearing in the series include Charlayne Woodard, Dermot Mulroney, and Carmen Ejogo. Additional producers include Jonathan Schwartz and Sarah Finn.

Secret Invasion Trailer

Marvel gave fans their first glimpse into Secret Invasion at Comic-Con last summer. Now, Marvel Studios drops more teases in its new trailer, available below.

You can learn more about what Marvel has in store for its viewers in Samuel L. Jackson’s almost-tell-all interview with Vanity Fair.

How and When to Watch Secret Invasion at Home

Grab a bowl of popcorn and crank up the speakers on your TV to enjoy the thrilling adventures of Nick Fury and his allies in Secret Invasion. Be among the first to uncover some of Marvel’s well-guarded secrets in the battle between Fury and the Skrulls, starting June 21, 2023.

You can stream all six episodes on Disney+, where fans of the MCU also have access to over two dozen blockbuster films and original series and specials, including WandaVision and Loki. Disney+ also airs TV shows and movies from Disney, Pixar, National Geographic, and more.

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