Last week, Disney officially announced details on an upcoming Disney+ series based on the classic 1980s movie, “Willow”.
The new Disney+ series takes place years after the events of the original “Willow” film. It introduces all-new characters to the enchanted realm of fairy queens and two-headed Eborsisk monsters, and welcomes back its namesake hero, Willow Ufgood, performed once again by the unmatchable Warwick Davis.
Jon M. Chu is set to direct the pilot episode, and will serve as executive producer along with showrunners Jonathan Kasdan and Wendy Mericle . Jonathan Kasdan also wrote the pilot.
Ron Howard, director of the original “Willow” film, returns as executive producer on the series with Bob Dolman, writer of the original film, serving as consulting producer.
According to The Illuminerdi, this new Disney+ series will have 8 episodes and it will be an ongoing series, rather than a limited mini-series.
It will also feature three female lead, along with one male lead. Early character descriptions have been revealed.
Series Regular, Female 18-24 Caucasian
Daughter of two characters from the first film.
Series Regular, Female 18-24 Mixed
Young returning character from the film.
Series Regular, Female 18-24 Hispanic
The villain of the piece.
[MALE LOVE INTEREST]
Regular Male 30-35
Love interest to “Girl 2.”
The production plans to return to the dramatic and enchanted landscapes of Wales, where much of the original film was shot.
The original Willow movie is available on Disney+ now.
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