In a recent interview with the LA Times, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy shared an update on the Willow sequel series that Solo: A Star Wars Story Co-Writer Jonathan Kasdan is developing.
According to Kennedy, Kasdan has completed a pilot script for the series which they are aiming to debut on Disney+. Nothing else was said about the project.
Back in May, Ron Howard teased the project on Josh Horowitz’ Happy, Sad, Confused podcast stating:
“We’re in discussions about developing a Willow television show for the Disney+. And I think it’d be a great way to go. In fact, George [Lucas] always talked about the possibility of a Willow series, and it’d be great and more intimate, and built around that character and some of the others.”
Howard also confirmed that if the sequel does get the official green light at Disney+, it would be a continuation of the original series, rather than a reboot. The director also confirms that Willow’s original actor, Warwick Davis would reprise his role.
There’s no word yet on what the series would contain, but given Davis’ return, it wouldn’t be a stretch to assume it kicks off with a massive time skip of at least a decade. Davis is the only actor who has agreed to return as of yet. His costars Val Kilmer, who played Madmartigan, and Joanne Whalley, who played Sorsha has yet to speak on the matter.
Source: LA Times