There were 34 years between Willow the movie and Willow the Disney+ show – so, will there be a Willow Season 2?
The first season of Willow concluded today via an action-packed final episode that saw the title character and his new band of brothers and sisters doing battle with the evil Crone.
You can read our review of that finale here, while we explain the ending and what they might mean here.
But are we getting a second season? Here we look at what the series has set up for that purpose, as well as what the show’s creator has been saying about the potential future of Willow. So BEWARE OF SPOILERS AHEAD…
Will there be a Season 2 of Willow?
No, Willow won’t be returning for Season 2. The show was canceled by Disney+ on March 15, 2023.
By the end of Season 1, the stage had certainly been set for further adventures.
First and foremost, by defeating the Crone, our heroes have angered the Wyrm, with Willow explaining that big bad will be thirsty for revenge. So that’s in play.
Then there’s the situation with Graydon. The character is thought dead, but in the show’s final scene seems to be alive, and communicating with a very different Elora Danan on a battlefield. One that’s filled with corpses, as well as an army of the undead. So that needs explaining.
Finally, there’s that mid-credit scene that posits this series as Volume 1 in a 3-Volume series. So the writers are certainly planning for further adventures in this universe.
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Willow showrunner wanted a second season
Jonathan Kasdan – whose previous credits include the script for Solo: A Star Wars Story – is the showrunner on Willow, and was keen to make a second series.
When asked about whether Season 2 might happen by ComicBook.com, Kasdan said: “I hope so. We’re certainly working at it, and I’m begging [Lucasfilm chief] Kathy [Kennedy] because working with these actors and this crew of filmmakers on this show has been the best experience.”
Kasdan added: “We still feel like there are a lot of stories and bigger places to visit.”
Willow star says there’s more story to tell
Tony Revolori plays Graydon in Willow, and while speaking to the Radio Times, he reiterated Kasdan’s words, stating of their desire for a second series: “We hope so. I would love to do it and I would love to continue the story and Graydon’s journey, as well as just see the band of characters continue on. I love this cast so much that I’d be happy to do anything with them.”
As for the character of Graydon, Reolori says there’s more of his tale to tell, revealing: “Jon [Kasdan] gave me a couple of tidbits and a couple of secrets at the very, very start – before I even signed on to do the project – that informs Graydon’s performance and where he is and his personality. And we do see some of those secrets come to light in this series and not all of them have come to light yet. So if the story continues there’s more to tell.”
Willow Season 1 and the original movie are available to stream on Disney+ now. You can sign up here. You can also check out our other coverage of the show here.
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