When Willow Ufgood’s adventure ended, not even Warwick Davis himself imagined that this character’s story could one day continue. Lucasfilm has prepared a new mission for this brave sorcerer and soon we will be able to accompany him with the series Willow for DisneyPlus.
Production details of the series Willow for Disney Plus
In 1972 George Lucas conceived the idea for the film, inviting Ron Howard to direct it when he was working on Cocoon. This time, it was Jonathan Kasdan who approached Howard about making him a part of the project. His participation in this series is as an executive producer, alongside Jonathan Kasdan and Kathleen Kennedy. Although Jon M. Chu was originally attached as director, production delays caused him to drop out of the project. The same thing happened when Jonathan Entwistle came on as his replacement. Finally, the direction of the 8 episodes that make up the series was divided between Stephen Woolfenden, Jamie Childs, Philippa Lowthorpe and Debs Paterson. Kasdan is also credited as a writer, along with John Bickerstaff, Julia Cooperman, Bob Dolman, Hannah Friedman, and Wendy Mericle.
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What is the series about? Willow?
The movie Willow (1988)
Until now we know very little about the plot of the series, to understand it we will start with the movie that inspires it. Willow in the land of enchantment is a fantasy story born from the creative imagination of George Lucas, this was written by Bob Dolman and directed by Ron Howard in 1988. The film stars Warwick Davis (Willow), Val Kilmer (Madmardigan) and Joanne Whalley (Sorsha ).
The adventure Willow Ufgood, a Nelwyn (dwarf) farmer who dreams of becoming a sorcerer, begins when he finds a baby named Elora Danan. According to a prophecy, this girl will end the reign of the evil Bavmorda. Willow is chosen as Elora’s guardian, reluctantly beginning her journey to protect her from her. On his way he finds allies such as the Daikini (human) warrior, named Madmardigan, who help him in his task facing the forces of the sorceress Bavmorda.
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The Serie Willow for Disney Plus
After 34 years of producing the film, Lucas films brings us a new adventure for Willow, one that has also been a considerable number of years. The series will develop a story that will begin with Princess Kit, daughter of Madmardigan and Sorsha, along with Willow gathers an unusual group to help her in her goal. Together they embark on a dangerous path, far from their homes, that will make them face their inner demons and unite to rescue the princess’s twin brother and the world.
The cast of the series Willow for Disney Plus
Lucasfilm introduced Warwick Davis as the Ewok Wicket in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi in 1983 and five years later he starred in a magical adventure with Willow in the land of enchantment. In the new series for Disney Plus, Davis could not be missing as the sorcerer Nelwyn: Willow Ufgood. This is not the only character that will be back, Joanne Whalley will once again play the warrior Sorsha and mother of Princess Kit, who will be played by Ruby Cruz. Erin Kellyman also makes her leap from the Star Wars universe to the world of Willow to play Jade, a knight-in-training and Kit’s best friend. The rest of the cast is made up of Rosabell Laurenti Sellers (Game of Thrones), Tony Revolori (Spider-Man: Homecoming), Ellie Bamber (The Nutcracker and the Four Realms), Dempsey Bryk (Black Mirror), Ruby Cruz (Mare of Easttown), Amar Chadha-Patel (The third day) and Talisa Garcia (Baptiste). Although Val Kilmer will not be back for the series as Madmartigan, the producers have mentioned that the presence of his character will be present in Willow.
series premiere Willow and where can we see it
series of Willow will arrive November 30, 2022 with a double episode to Disney Plus. A new episode will premiere every Wednesday.
Trailer for Willow (September 10, 2022)
Trailer #2 (October 30, 2022)
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