Disney+ has decided that Willow will be a one season series. Deadline is reporting that it has been cancelled. The live-action series was a sequel to the 1988 fantasy film that was directed by Ron Howard. The news comes two months after the first season concluded on Disney’s streaming service.
The Willow series continued the story from the movie, but decades later. The series saw the return of Warwick Davies and a cast of new adventurers who came together to save the world. The cancelation of the series comes as Lucasfilm, and all of Disney, evaluates its slate of releases. The company is also cutting costs across the board.
Willow Official Description
An epic period fantasy series with a modern sensibility set in an enchanted land of breathtaking beauty, “Willow” features a diverse international cast with Jonathan Kasdan, Ron Howard, Wendy Mericle, Kathleen Kennedy, and Michelle Rejwan serving as executive producers. The story began with 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.
This iteration of Willow starred Warwick Davis once again as Willow Ufood. He was joined by Dempsey Bryk, Amar Chadha-Patel, Ellie Bamber, Tony Revolori, Ruby Cruz, and Erin Kellyman. Joanne Whalley also returned to reprise the role of Sorsha.
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