We discuss the Disney+ series Willow including the release date, time, plot synopsis, cast, and trailer.
Over thirty years after the original film Willow was released, a brand new series is set to stream of the same name on Disney+. Another live-action fantasy adventure is on the way from the world of Disney, and we share everything you need to know about the series below.
Disney Plus series Willow plot synopsis
Here is the official synopsis:
Willow, the legendary sorcerer, returns in a new series set many years after the events of the original film. He leads a group of misfit heroes on a dangerous rescue mission through a world beyond their wildest imaginations.
Our opinion of the premise
Can I be honest? The premise sounds like something I have seen a hundred times before. Now, I can’t speak about the film as I know I’ve seen it, but it’s been a long time. So, a new version of the series that is set after the original, maybe a rewatch would be in store before watching the series. However, based on the premise alone, I don’t care to ever watch an episode.
Willow series release date
The series will be released on Disney+ on Wednesday, November 30th, 2022. There will be a total of six episodes, with two episodes premiering on November 30, 2022. Episodes will be released weekly.
How to watch Willow online
Audiences will be able to watch Willow with a subscription to Disney Plus. The subscription plan for Disney Plus is $7.99 a month or $79.99 a year.
Here is the main cast:
- Warwick Davis as Willow Ufgood
- Ruby Cruz as Kit
- Erin Kellyman as Jade
- Ellie Bamber as Dove
- Tony Revolori as Graydon
- Amar Chadha-Patel as Boorman
- Dempsey Bryk as Airk
- Joanne Whalley as Sorsha
Willow is based on a film released in 1988 that starred Val Kilmer and Joanne Whalley, and maybe a fun fact for you all that might not know, but the film also starred Warwick Davis, who is set to reprise the role in the upcoming series.
The production team
Here is the team behind it all:
- Ron Howard, Executive Producer
- Kathleen Kennedy, Executive Producer
- Michelle Rejwan, Executive Producer
- Roopesh Parekh, Executive Producer
- Wendy Mericle, Executive Producer
- Tommy Harper, Executive Producer
- Hannah Friedman, Co-Executive Producer
- Philippa Lowthorpe, Director
- Debs Paterson, Director
- Stephen Woolfenden, Director
- Jamie Childs, Director
Is there a trailer?
There sure is! Check it out below:
Let’s break down what I liked first. I enjoyed the VFX/Cinematography in the trailer because it looked GORGEOUS. The production design stood out, I think? However, I don’t know what was real vs. what was digitalized, which may be a credit to the filmmakers. The story was fine, with it being easy to understand what they were battling.
Alright, now, onto the things I didn’t like. The series looks like The Lord of the Rings, right? Or am I crazy? I never cared for those movies, either. It just seems so boring and like something we have seen a hundred times before. Nothing about the trailer looks good or like something that NEEDS to be seen. Maybe, I am just not into this sort of story, and if you are, I guess you’ll eat this show up.