What if…? is an American animated anthology series created by A.C. Bradley for the Disney + streaming service, based on the Marvel Comics series of the same name. It is the fourth television series in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) produced by Marvel Studios, and the studio’s first animated series.
The series explores alternate timelines in the multiverse that show what would happen if the important moments from the MCU movies happened differently. Bradley is serving as lead writer under the direction of Bryan Andrews.
Jeffrey Wright plays Watcher, who narrates the series, along with many MCU movie actors reprising their roles. In September 2018, Marvel Studios was developing a series of series for Disney +, and Bradley and Andrews joined in late 2018.
The series was officially announced in April 2019. Marvel Studios head of visual development Ryan Meinerding, helped define the series’ cel -shaded animation style, which was designed to reflect the movies and take inspiration from classic American illustrators.
Animation for the first season is provided by Blue Spirit, Squeeze and Flying Bark Productions, with Stephan Franck as head of animation.
The first season of What If …? It premiered on August 11, 2021 and will consist of nine episodes, concluding on October 6. It is part of Phase Four of the MCU. A nine-episode second season is expected to premiere starting in 2022.