Secret Invasion: Everything to know about the new MCU series

Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury in Marvel Studios' SECRET INVASION, exclusively on Disney+. Photo by
Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury in Marvel Studios' SECRET INVASION, exclusively on Disney+. Photo by /

Disney+ is about to unveil its newest MCU series Secret Invasion. Find out what you need to know about a thriller of a show starring Samuel L. Jackson where nothing and no one is what they seem to be!

Marvel Comics fans are used to the Skrulls, a sinister race of aliens dangerous because they’re master shapeshifters. A major 2008 storyline called Secret Invasion had the Skrulls infiltrating Earth on several levels before attacking and were barely fought off. 

Captain Marvel threw a twist on things by revealing the Skrulls were actually good guys who had been harassed and nearly crushed by the Kree. The ending of Spider-Man: Far From Home had the twist that the Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) viewers had been watching was actually Skrull Talos (Ben Mendelsohn). The real Fury was on a Skrull spaceship. 

Now, the Secret Invasion show brings Fury back to Earth. He discovers that a splinter group of Skrulls have gotten tired of searching for a new world and decided to simply take over Earth. Fury is now trying to stop them but faces a key question: When you’re facing an enemy who can be literally anyone anywhere, who can you trust? 

Who’s starring in Secret Invasion?

The big star, of course, is Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury. This will delve more into Fury’s past and what drives him as he tries to handle this conspiracy. Also returning is Cobie Smulders as Fury’s right-hand woman Maria Hill; Mendelsohn as Talos; Martin Freeman as agent Everett K. Ross; and Don Cheadle as Jim Rhodes/War Machine. 

New to the cast at Kinglsey Ben-Adir as Gravik, the leader of the Skrull insurgents; Emilia Clarke as Talos’ daughter Giah; and Oscar-winner Olivia Colman as Sonya Falsworth, a high-ranking MI6 agent and old ally of Fury. 

  • * Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury
  • Ben Mendelsohn as Talos
  • Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill
  • Martin Freeman as Everett K. Ross
  • Kingsley Ben-Adir as Gravik
  • Dermot Mulroney as President Ritson
  • Emilia Clarke as G'iah
  • Olivia Colman as Sonya Falsworth
  • Don Cheadle as James "Rhodey" Rhodes
  • Christopher McDonald
  • Katie Finneran
  • Carmen Ejogo

Christopher McDonald,

Katie Finneran

When does Secret Invasion premiere? 

The series premieres Wednesday, June 21, 2023, on Disney+. The six-episode series will drop episodes every week before its conclusion on July 26. 

With the big cast and gripping story mixing the MCU with sci-fi spy intrigue, Secret Invasion is sure to keep fans guessing on who’s who through the summer. 

Secret Invasion premieres on Disney+ Wednesday, June 21.