Sad news for Willow fans as Disney+ has cancelled the fantasy series from Lucasfilm after only one season.
Willow the live-action series is based on the 1988 fantasy film of the same name, directed by Ron Howard, and it debuted on Disney+ on November 30, 2022.
Set more than 20 years after the film, the series once again starred Warwick Davis as Willow Ufgood, a Nelwyn sorcerer.
The story takes place in a world where brownies, sorcerers, trolls, and other mystical creatures flourish. In it, Willow leads unlikely group of heroes who 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 of Andowyne.
Ellie Bamber, Ruby Cruz, Erin Kellyman, Tony Revolori, Amar Chadha-Patel, and Dempsey Bryk, along with Joanne Whalley reprising her role of Sorsha from the film. co-starred in the series.
Jonathan Kasdan wrote the pilot and served as co-showrunner alongside Wendy Mericle, Ron Howard, and writer Bob Dolman. Kathleen Kennedy and Michelle Rejwan also served as executive producers.
One and Done
The cancellation announcement comes only a few months after the season one finale of the show on January 11, 2023, which had set up a potential season two storyline.
Disney+ has not given a reason for cancelling the show, which seemed to do well with both critics and fans, but it has been recently culling its roster of original series.
The streamer also recently cancelled two other fan-favorite series, Big Shot and The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers, which were both axed after two seasons.
Season one of Willow, along with a Behind the Magic documentary for the series, and the original film, are still available to watch on Disney+.
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