WandaVision: How many episodes of the Disney+ series will there be?

WandaVision arrives on Disney+ later this month, and it looks like there will be more episodes than fans originally anticipated.

WandaVision is the first new story set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since Spider-Man: Far From Home hit theaters in July of 2019. For that reason alone, the Disney+ series will have some high expectations to live up to. Luckily, it seems like fans will be getting more episodes than they initially bargained for. Although Marvel Studios and Disney hasn’t previously announced a set number of episodes for the upcoming season, original predictions put it anywhere between six and eight episodes. As it turns out, we’re actually getting nine episodes of WandaVision this year — and that’s as good a gift as any for Marvel fans thirsting for new content.

There is one question still unanswered about WandaVision’s upcoming episodes, however: How long will they be? Given that the series is based off of classic sitcoms, it’s possible fans will see shorter, half-hour episodes, meaning the increase in episodes wouldn’t amount to that much more content. This is all speculation, though — if we’re lucky, we’ll be getting installments that near 40 minutes to an hour. After all, that seems to be the approach Lucasfilm is taking, so why not Marvel?

This news also begs the question of whether or not Marvel’s other upcoming series will clock out around nine episodes. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and Loki are both said to have six-episode first seasons, but the length of projects like Hawkeye and Moon Knight remains to be seen. (Judging by WandaVision, episode counts also may be subject to change.)

Alongside the episode-count announcement, Disney also dropped a TV spot for WandaVision, teasing a “new era” and showing off a theme song by Frozen songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. There’s a lot to look forward to when this series finally debuts. (And really, we aren’t complaining about having a couple of extra weeks to obsess over it.)

WandaVision will premiere on Disney+ on January 15.