Today, Lucasfilm released the final episode of the “Willow” series on Disney+, the series is a direct sequel to the original 1988 fantasy film of the same name, which was about an aspiring magician from a Nelwyn village and an infant girl destined to unite the realms, who together helped destroy an evil queen and banish the forces of darkness. Now, in a magical world where brownies, sorcerers, trolls, and other mystical creatures flourish, the adventure continues, as an unlikely group of heroes set off on a dangerous quest to places far beyond their home, where they must face their inner demons and come together to save their world.
The new series has seen Warwick Davis returning in his titular role, along with Ruby Cruz, Erin Kellyman,EllieBamber,TonyRevolori,AmarChadha–Patel,DempseyBryk,andJoanne Whalley.
The entire first season of “Willow”, along with the classic film, is available to stream on Disney+, and currently, Disney hasn’t officially announced that a second season will be happening.
But….. as you might expect with a season finale, not everything is wrapped up perfectly, and there are some not-so-subtle hints that “Willow” could be returning for not just a second season, but also a third.
Throughout the series, at the start and end of each episode, we are shown that this story is from a book, and we get some animated recreations from the episodes for the introduction and credit scenes.
Following the lead of Marvel and Star Wars, there is a mid-credit scene showing us a bookshelf, where the narrator of the series, putting a book into an empty space, which is called “Volume 1”, and next to it, are two other books, Volumes 2 and 3.
This is a pretty clear sign that Lucasfilm is planning on making two more volumes of the show. Plus, the ending of the finale is one colossal cliffhanger, as Willow explains that they’ve managed to anger the Wyrm and it isn’t gone, but also there is a whole scene, which sees Graydon waking up on a battlefield, as an army starts to prepare for war—indicating that this is far from over.
However, it should be noted, that plans can change, as especially recently, so many streaming shows are cancelled, even though they are left with a cliffhanger. Disney hasn’t officially announced a second or third season, but this mid-credit scene very much indicates such.
Unfortunately, the reaction to the “Willow” series hasn’t been on the same level as a Marvel or Star Wars show, as currently, the show hasn’t even reached the Nielsen streaming chart, showing that Disney+ subscribers aren’t watching the show in huge numbers. Disney might have committed to telling this story, but plans can change.
Warwick Davis took to social media today to share some excitement for a second season:
Today, Episode 8 of season 1 of @DisneyPlus #Willow drops. Making the show was an epic undertaking, and these 2 lovely people, Joanne Whalley and @JonKasdan, pictured here were an integral part of bringing the magic to you screens. Here’s to season 2!
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Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom.