Disney+ Original “Willow” Cancelled
Ever since the final episode of the Original series, “Willow”, was released on Disney+ earlier this year, many fans have been wondering about the post-credit scene, where two more chapters were teased. But unfortunately, we will never find out what happens next, as according to Deadline, the show has been cancelled and won’t be returning for a second season.
The show debuted on Disney+ at the end of November 2022, but the series was never able to pull in enough viewers to make the Nielsen streaming chart nor gain much online social discussion. Making a renewal much less likely, especially on an expensive fantasy show with lots of special effects.
With the return of Bob Iger as the CEO, he has committed to trying to save over $5 billion in cost-saving measures, with $3 billion of this coming from the entertainment division, in order to make the streaming platforms profitable. So it shouldn’t come as a huge surprise to find out that “Willow” didn’t make the cut for another season. It had been hoped that a new season would be announced at the upcoming Lucasfilm Showcase at the Star Wars Celebration event in London.
The original film from the 1980s is about an aspiring sorcerer, played by Warwick Davis, is whisked away on a journey to protect an infant empress Elora Danan and vanquish the evil Queen Bavmorda from their world of Andowyne. Now, the story continues with Davis reprising his titular role, as he leads an unlikely crew of heroes on a quest to protect Andowyne from an even larger foe than they had imagined possible.
“Willow” also stars Ellie Bamber, Ruby Cruz, Erin Kellyman, Tony Revolori, Amar Chadha-Patel, Dempsey Bryk, and Joanne Whalley. Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, Jonathan Kasdan, Tommy Harper, Wendy Mericle, Roopesh Parekh, Ron Howard, and Samie Kim Falvey serve as executive producers. Writers are John Bickerstaff, Hannah Friedman, and Jonathan Kasdan. The producers are Stephen Woolfenden, Julia Cooperman, Hameed Shaukat, and Max Taylor.
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