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'Werewolf by Night' on Disney+: What day and time will Season 1 release? And everything else you need to know

A secret group of monster hunters gather at Bloodstone Castle following the death of their leader and engage in a deadly combat for a powerful relic
Gael García Bernal in Marvel Studios' 'Werewolf by Night' on Disney+ (IMDb)
Gael García Bernal in Marvel Studios' 'Werewolf by Night' on Disney+ (IMDb)

Marvel is on a roll this year as the franchise has been coming up with bigger and better content every now and then. This year Marvel has served its audience a platter that received a lot of love and hate. Safe to say that it was a mixed bag of reactions from the fans. The line up has been blockbuster this year regardless of the reactions. 

Just when you thought that Marvel has nothing more in its bag, it serves you 'Werewolf by Night' for Halloween.  It is an upcoming television special directed by Michael Giacchino and written by Heather Quinn and Peter Cameron for the streaming service Disney+, based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. The special was described as Marvel Studios' "first-ever special presentation," marketed as a 'Marvel Studios Special Presentation'. Marvel Studios' Feige, Stephen Broussard, Louis D'Esposito, Victoria Alonso, and Brad Winderbaum serve as executive producers. The special was formally announced in September 2022, when Giacchino revealed he was also composing.


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When does 'Werewolf by Night' release?

'Werewolf by Night' is scheduled to be released on Disney+ on October 7, 2022. It is also known that it will be part of Phase Four of the MCU.

How can I watch 'Werewolf by Night'?

You can stream 'Werewolf by Night' on Disney+ once it releases.

Who's acting in 'Werewolf by Night'?

At first, a search for a male Latino actor in their 30s to portray the lead role in the special was underway by the end of August 2021, with Gael García Bernal cast in the role in November. In January 2022, Laura Donnelly was cast in an undisclosed role. In September, Bernal and Donnelly were respectively confirmed as Jack Russell/Werewolf by Night and Elsa Bloodstone, along with the casting additions of Harriet Sansom Harris as Verusa, Al Hamacher as Billy Swan, Eugenie Bondurant as Linda, and Kirk Thatcher as Jovan Jaycob Maya, Daniel J Watts, and Leonardo Nam were also revealed as part of the cast in undisclosed roles.

What is the plot of 'Werewolf by Night'?'

According to the synopsis of the special it reads, a secret group of monster hunters gather at Bloodstone Castle following the death of their leader and engage in a mysterious and deadly competition for a powerful relic, which will bring them face to face with a dangerous monster.

What is the buzz around 'Werewolf by Night'?

According to Screenrant Michael Giacchino, director of the forthcoming Disney+ revealed that Kevin Feige had a hilarious reaction to 'Werewolf by Night' when it was first pitched to him. Giacchino said, "It was funny because [Kevin Feige] was talking to me and said, 'So what would you want to do?' And I was like, 'I want to do Werewolf by Night.' And he looked at me like, 'Really? Like really? Werewolf-' I'm like, 'Yeah, that's what I want.' He was like, 'Wow. Okay, alright. Let's talk about that.' And the conversation just kept going, and going, and going, and then, and here we are now."

As per, 'Werewolf By Night' will mark a significant departure from other installments in the MCU, largely due to its genre, tone and effects. Based on the recently unveiled teaser trailer, the Special Presentation will largely incorporate practical effects to realize its monsters, eschewing VFX. It also appears that 'Werewolf By Night' will utilize a purposefully campy presentation, mimicking the horror movies of yesteryear.


You can watch 'Werewolf by Night' trailer below