No Season 2 for the fantasy drama.
March 15, 2023
It is being reported that Disney+ has cancelled Willow after just one season. Coming two months after the fantasy drama wrapped its 8-episode freshman run, the news is not a surprise, as it likely relates to the company's recent comments about its streaming strategy moving forward.
Just days ago, CEO Bob Iger said in an interview that Disney would be rethinking its focus on exclusive original content, relating that they may resume making TV shows and films for rival networks and platforms. He stated that he hopes for a more curated approach similar to HBO, with a focus on fewer high-quality shows built around its major brands in an effort to achieve profitability.
Serving as a sequel to the classic 1988 film of the same name, Willow is set in an enchanted land of breathtaking beauty. The story follows 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 trolls, sorcerers, and other mystical creatures roam, the adventure continues when an unlikely group of heroes embarks on a dangerous quest where they face their inner demons and come together to save their world.
just a fan
03/17/23 at 03:52pm
Actually, per Jon Kasdan @JonKasdan today on Twitter, Willow was not canceled. Volume 2 is written, but they have freed the actors from their contracts since they didn't want to tie them down until preparations begin.
He has a very long detailed tweet on his profile regarding the matter. So, at best I'd say it's in limbo.
03/17/23 at 07:38am
Yeah not surprised, didn't respect the source material or have the charm of it and another "oh hey if we have a girl lead that'll automatically make it fresh and different" mentality. Before anyone jumps down my throat, I don't mind female leads, but this wasn't in service to the story, just following a tread and doing nothing interesting with it. The story was boring and I wasn't wishing for more.
03/16/23 at 07:20pm
I'm not surprised the first couple episodes were good but after that it was a long drawn out mini series. I'd rather they'd just make a movie instead of the show.
03/16/23 at 04:55pm
They did not need to make this. Someone mentioned the horrible highlander 2. But highlander had a good tv series that suceeded because it stuck to cannon. Willow did not do that.
03/16/23 at 09:01am
This was not something that needed a sequel. Sorry, but sometimes things from out childhood need to stay there.
03/16/23 at 05:49am
Like Highlander 2... just something that should never have been done.
03/16/23 at 03:51am
Yeah, no suprise on my part. Watched the first two episode and I think it was utterly boring.
Not Another Chris
03/16/23 at 02:57am
@woke up......did it work? did you get your gratification?
03/16/23 at 02:06am
Not surprised. The writing sucked. Just unfortunate that Val Kilmer cant make an appearance in it. Not even appearances of the other original characters could save it
03/16/23 at 02:04am
Bob Iger is slowly reversing all the decisions the former CEO made, and with good reason. Look at what he did to the Marvel franchise. Phase 4 was just relentless releases one after another with much less focus than its earlier Phases, and it diluted the franchise. I am glad they are rethinking their focus and releasing fewer but better quality content. This should help the Marvel and Star Wars franchises, at least. Speaking of Star Wars, please retire Kathleen Kenedy. John Favreau can easily take her place and make the franchise much better.
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