The creator of the Disney+ fantasy series Willow has shut down cancellation rumours. Back in 2022, fans of the 1988 film of the same name were finally treated to the highly anticipated sequel series.
The show, which is set 17 years after the defeat of Queen Bavmorda, follows a group of unlikely heroes as they set off on “a dangerous quest to places far beyond their home, where they must face their inner demons and come together to save their world.” Following its eight-episode release, Willow received universal acclaim for its engaging storylines, LGBTQ+ representation and expanding the original film’s extensive lore.
On 16 March, fans were left devastated when Deadline reported that the fantasy teen drama received the axe by Disney – two months after the show’s season finale.
However, a day later, the show’s producer Jon Kasdan revealed that the adventure series would be returning for a second season but was simply on an extended pause. “Dear Willow supporters (and vocal opposition, you guys get in her too,” Kasdan said in a lengthy social media statement. “The outpouring of kind words, support and passion for our shabby idiosyncratic little show has been nothing short of mind-blowing and profoundly moving, not just for me, but for everyone who worked their butts off on it.” Kasdan then refuted Deadline’s article, stating that the cancellation claims were heavily exaggerated. “I feel fairly confident that, if asked, neither I, nor the folks at Lucasfilm would or have actually characterized it quite in that way,” he continued. “The truth is less splashy, but here it is: A decision was made last week to release our main cast for other series opportunities that may arise for them in the coming year. “With all the TV