To celebrate the release of Marvel’s new Disney+ show, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, we had the chance to chat with the show’s head writer and series director to uncover the secrets of the new show.

Set after the events of Avengers: Endgame and “The Blip”, all eyes are on the shield, as Sam Wilson aka The Falcon (Anthony Mackie), and Bucky Barnes aka The Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) decide to team up—or rather, work together — when a new global threat launches them into an unexpected mission that may hit too close to home and coincides with the reemergence of Baron Zero (Daniel Bruhl).

Chatting to Kari Skogland (director) and Malcolm Spellman (writer), we discover how the show came into being, the unusual influences on the show’s story and design, the importance of fleshing the characters out to places we haven’t seen before, and why they hope the show will break down barriers in terms of race and diversity.

You can watch the full interview below:

The Falcon and The Winter Soldier begins on Disney+ on March 19th.