According to Murphy’s Multiverse, production on the series has been ‘postponed indefinitely’ and it has been removed from the 2020 production schedule for Marvel Studios.
Those questioning why can be informed that the rumour explains the pulled series by citing ‘changes to the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe…that will allow for some plot points of the larger, ongoing narrative of the MCU to be introduced ahead of the series.’
There were rumours in September 2019 that Marvel Studios had offered Hailee Steinfeld a role in the series, but she denied any knowledge of such an offer when questioned on the red carpet for her Dickinson show on Apple TV+.
Timeline-wise, Hawkeye would have taken place after the events which went down in Avengers: Endgame. Trinh Tran, a producer on the movie, told ComicBook.com: ‘I think with Endgame, it’s always going to impact all of the characters that we are introducing in our Disney+ streaming shows as well as the future of features, right, for the characters that are still existing.’
Hawkeye was officially announced by Marvel Studios at San Diego Comic Con. It was originally planned to premiere in Fall 2021, but now the release date may be unknown.