Willow Release Date: When and Where to Watch This Fantastic Series?
The upcoming American fantasy adventure TV show Willow is based on the 1988 movie of the same name and will be a sequel to it. Lucasfilm may have been spending most of their time in a galaxy far, far away with the continued, astronomical success of Star Wars, and they are also set to return to the archaeological adventures of Indiana Jones, but they did dabble in the fantasy genre with Willow.
Willow, which was written by George Lucas and directed by a young and fresh Ron Howard, didn’t do as well at the box office as its older brothers, Star Wars and Indiana Jones.
What is the Plot of Willow?
In the first movie, Willow went on a quest to deliver a little girl he found near his village and keep her safe from a bad witch who wanted to hurt her. Willow was in a place he had never been before because he rarely left his small hometown.
His journey is full of horrible monsters and slaves of the evil Empress Bavmorda, but Willow also makes a group of lifelong friends who help him along the way. One of these friends is the arrogant, but loveable, swordsman Madmartigan.
Even though these tests were hard, Willow was able to complete his quest and protect the young child. When he got back home, he had a new love and respect for studying magic.
The official Disney+ summary says: The cast of “Willow” is made up of people from all over the world, and the show is set in a magical land that is breathtakingly beautiful. Jonathan Kasdan, Ron Howard, Wendy Mericle, Kathleen Kennedy, and Michelle Rejwan are the show’s executive producers.
The story began with a villager from Nelwyn who wanted to be a magician and a baby girl who was meant to bring all the realms together. Together, they helped kill an evil queen and get rid of the forces of darkness. Now, the adventure continues in a magical world where brownies, sorcerers, trolls, and other magical creatures live.
An unlikely group of heroes goes on a dangerous quest far from home, where they must face their inner demons and work together to save their world.
Who is in the Willow Series Cast?
As has already been said several times, Willow wouldn’t be Willow without the person who gave her life in the first place. Warwick Davis first worked with Lucasfilm when he played Wicket in Return of the Jedi. Since then, he has had at least a small role in almost every Star Wars movie since then.
Davis isn’t the only cast member who will be back. Joanne Whalley will also be back as Sorsha, the daughter of Bavmorda who used to be an enemy but became a strong ally and protector of the child Willow was carrying. Both Sorsha and Madmartigan promised to raise and care for the child to give her the life she deserved.
The rest of the cast is made up of new people who will become the new heroes of Willow’s world. Erin Kellyman (Solo: A Star Wars Story) as Jade, a knight-in-training, Rosabell Laurenti Sellers (Game of Thrones), Tony Revolori (Spider-Man: Homecoming), Ellie Bamber (The Nutcracker and the Four Realms) as Dove, Dempsey Bryk (Black Mirror), Ruby Cruz (Mare of Easttown) as Kit, Sorsha’s daughter, Amar Chadha-P.
What is the Release Date of the Willow Series?
Willow comes from Lucasfilm, so it will be shown for the first time under the name of its parent company, Disney+. The eight-episode series will start on November 30, 2022, and new episodes will be released every Wednesday after that.
— Willow (@WillowOfficial) October 31, 2022
Trailer for Willow Series
Even though this weekend is all about Star Wars, with Star Wars Celebration announcing a lot of new things for the sci-fi universe, Lucasfilm took a moment to highlight Willow by releasing the first trailer.
Like most Lucasfilm ads, the trailer doesn’t give away too much about the story. Instead, it gives us a quick look at the new characters who are joining this fantastical world. It also brings back some familiar and beloved characters, such as Joanne Whalley’s Shorsha.
A lot of attention is paid to Warwick Davis, who plays an older, wiser Willow Ufgood who has become much better at magic and spells. All of this was put together with that classic, well-known theme that the late, great James Horner wrote all those years ago.
Where Can You Watch the Willow?
If you signed up for Disney+ so you could watch the “Willow” sequel series, here’s some good news: the 1988 “Willow” movie directed by Ron Howard is included in the streaming service.
If you don’t have a subscription to Disney+ yet, you can rent or buy the first “Willow” on a number of other streaming services. If you want to stream “Willow,” you can do so on Amazon Prime, Apple TV, Google Plus, YouTube, Microsoft, Vudu, Redbox, AMC Theaters On Demand, DirecTV, and Spectrum On Demand.