Disney and Lucasfilm executives have decided to cancel the fantasy series Willow after just one season. The eight-episode live-action adventure is based on Ron Howard’s 1988 classic of the same name.
In the buffed ranking of the best fantasy movies of all time Willow (from 1988) still made it to number 15. We were therefore delighted when those responsible at Disney and Lucasfilm announced that they wanted to produce a series adaptation of the same name for the Disney Plus streaming platform, in which the likeable Warwick Davis will slip into the role of the eponymous hero. Willow is more than just an 80s cult.
After just one season, Willow is gone
When the first season of Willow started with its eight episodes on Disney Plus, however, disillusionment spread. This was no longer a fairytale fantasy adventure for children and their parents, but an often annoying teenage drama, with shallow characters, pseudo-cool dialogues and a sometimes really boring plot. What’s more, even the original’s great soundtrack has been replaced with modern pieces of music that don’t quite fit.
The shows how moderately the new Willow adaptation was received in terms of width Notification of deadline of March 15, 2023: Those responsible at Disney and Lucasfilm have decided to discontinue the fantasy series after just one season. In general, the two companies are currently very interested in re-evaluating planned film and series productions for the streaming service and the cinema hall. Two Star Wars projects are said to have already fallen victim to this reassessment.