Willow fans, we have some bad news for you. Disney+ has decided to cancel the Willow series after just one season. That’s right, no more adventures with Warwick Davis and his new friends in the magical world of brownies, sorcerers and trolls.
The show was a sequel to the 1988 movie directed by Ron Howard, which was a huge hit back then. The series picked up years later and followed a group of heroes on a dangerous quest to save their world. It got some good reviews from critics (83% on Rotten Tomatoes), but it didn’t catch on with the viewers like the original did.
The show took us to a world full of magic and wonder, where we met new characters and old friends. Brownies, sorcerers, trolls and other amazing creatures lived there. A band of unlikely heroes went on a perilous journey to faraway lands, where they had to overcome their fears and work together to save their world.
Warwick Davis came back as Willow Ufgood, the brave and kind-hearted hero. He was joined by Ellie Bamber, Ruby Cruz, Erin Kellyman, Amer Chadha-Patel and Tony Revolori as his new allies.
Maybe Willow will come back someday in another form. After all, it’s still an important part of Lucasfilm’s library. But for now, Lucasfilm is rethinking its production slate for the next couple of years, choosing instead to focus on its Star Wars movies and shows, like The Mandalorian and Ahsoka, Skeleton Crew, and the animated fare..
We know this is disappointing for those of you who loved Willow and wanted more. But hey, at least you still have the movie and the first season to watch over and over again. And who knows what other surprises Disney+ has in store for us? Let’s hope they’re good ones!
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