Disney+ Greenlights New Series Based Off of Lucasfilm Movie 'Willow'

Disney+ Greenlights New Series Based Off of Lucasfilm Movie 'Willow'

Disney+ is resurrecting the world of Willow!

The streaming service announced it’s plans for a TV series based off George Lucas‘ 1988 film, which is an epic fantasy adventure set in an age of swords, sorcery, myths and monsters.

The TV series spinoff is the first non-Star Wars entity since 2015 and it will take place years after the original, with the movie’s original star Warwick Davis (pictured here) reprising his role!

“So many fans have asked me over the years if Willow will make a return, and now I’m thrilled to tell them that he will indeed,” Warwick said in a statement. “Many have told me they grew up with Willow and that the film has influenced how they view heroism in our own world. If Willow Ufgood can represent the heroic potential in all of us, then he is a character I am extremely honored to reprise.”

The director of the original film, Ron Howard, also shared a statement about the new TV series. He will also executive produce the show.

“It’s creatively exciting to not only revisit the world and characters first conceived by George Lucas, Bob Dolman and myself but to see it take flight in such fresh, fun and cinematic ways through the imagination of Jon Kasdan and Team Willow,” Ron shared. “This isn’t a nostalgic throw-back, it’s a creative lean-forward and it’s a blast to be a part of it all.”

Jon M Chu will direct the pilot, written by Jonathan Kasdan, who will also serve as co-showrunner with Wendy Mericle. The trio will also serve as an executive producers on the series, which will begin production in 2021.

The original Willow movie is currently available to stream on Disney+!

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