In one month, the first non-Star Wars project from Lucasfilm created for Disney+ will debut, with the Willow series!
The show is a sequel to the 1988 film of the same name, and it sees Warwick Davis return to the role of sorcerer Willow Ufgood. In the series, a new generation of characters will search out Willow, seeking his help to fight against a dangerous enemy. The series will premiere on November 30 on Disney+, dropping the Wednesday after the first season of Andor wraps up.
A new poster for the series was released:
And in addition to the poster, a minute-long special look at the series also dropped, allowing us to see a bit more of what to expect in a month:
In addition to Davis, the show stars Ruby Cruz, Erin Kellyman, Ellie Bamber, Tony Revolori, Amar Chadha-Patel, and others. The series was developed by Jonathan Kasdan, who also served as a writer. The original film’s director, Ron Howard, returns as an executive producer on this series, alongside Kasdan, Brian Grazer, Kathy Kennedy, Wendy Mericle, Roopesh Parekh, and Michelle Rejwan.
The original Willow movie was created by George Lucas, who provided the story and served as an executive producer. It also starred Warwick Davis, just a few years after he starred as the Ewok Wicket in Return of the Jedi. And director Ron Howard would later jump into the galaxy far, far away by directing Solo: A Star Wars Story after a director change during filming. Because of the connections with Lucas, Davis, Lucasfilm, and Howard, the Willow franchise obviously has many connections with Star Wars, and this series is just bringing even more of them. Erin Kellyman played Enfys Nest in Solo, while Jonathan Kasdan wrote the script for that film.