Currently, not much is known about the Disney+ WandaVision spin-off Agatha: House of Harkness. While it’s believed production will begin this October, a new rumor suggests that casting is already underway.
According to gossip site Deuxmoi, the series will allegedly feature another A-list actress aside from Hahn. More specifically, the site claims that the actress joining her is a fellow actress with comedy roots, who has taken a break from acting over the last few years to focus on directing and producing. This will essentially be that person’s “return” to acting. Additionally, the site claims the actress in question is already pretty close to Hahn.
Now, while unconfirmed, we could only think of two actresses off the top of our heads: Elizabeth Banks and Amy Poehler. However, while Banks has produced more content behind the camera over the last few years, she and Hahn have only starred in one project together, Our Idiot Brother. That doesn’t mean they aren’t good friends outside of that.
Poehler on the other hand, who has spent the last few years in the director’s chair with Netflix’s Moxie and Amazon’s Lucy and Desi, worked together with Hahn on NBC’s Parks and Recreation. In the series Hahn played “political whiz” Jennifer Barkley, who tried to prevent Poehler’s Leslie Knope from being elected to city council.
Now, because this is a rumor, as always we urge you all to take it with a grain of salt. Even if it is true, that doesn’t mean Banks or Poehler will absolutely appear either. There could be another, less obvious actress who could wind up appearing.
Now, Marvel Studios is keeping details for the show under lock and key, and that will likely continue at least through Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
In addition to Hahn returning, WandaVision head writer Jac Schaeffer will come back to serve as the writer and executive producer on the project.
It’ll be interesting to see where the studio plans to take this series, Agatha Harkness is an integral part of the comics and could be used to help set up the Dark Avengers, something that has been long rumored for the MCU. The character has also gained more popularity at the Disneyland Resort, being a meet-and-greet character at last year’s Oogie Boogie Bash.
WandaVision is a blend of classic television and the Marvel Cinematic Universe in which Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany), two super-powered beings living idealized suburban lives, begin to suspect that everything is not as it seems. The series also stars Kathryn Hahn, Teyonah Parris, Kat Dennings, and Randall Park. The series is directed by Matt Shakman.
All 8 episodes of WandaVision are currently streaming on Disney+.