Agatha: Darkhold Diaries, the spin-off to Marvel’s successful series in 2021 WandaVision, is finally taking shape. The show has reportedly completed production and is gearing up for release soon. Although much is being kept under wraps, most of the high-profile cast and all of their characters have been revealed.
The series that will follow the character of Kathryn Hahn WandaVision, Agatha Harkness, changed titles a total of three times before landing in her current lineup. It was over before Agatha: House of Harkness And Agatha: Circle of Chaos.
The show Filming finished in Atlanta on May 28th. WandaVision Creator Jac Schaeffer returned to produce, direct and write. Kathryn Hahn will lead the story as Agatha and has described the spin-off as “very tasty”.
Kathryn Hahn as Agatha Harkness
Fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe got to know Agatha as housewife Agnes, but at the end of Elizabeth Olsen’s vehicle it was revealed that she infiltrated Westview, the city that Wanda Maximoff was manipulating, and was actually an all-powerful witch. She has lived for hundreds of years and was a member of the Salem Coven before they decimated it during the Salem Witch Trials in 1693.
Unlike her other residents, Agatha had been free of Wanda’s magic this entire time and had been tinkering with her plans and studying her magic, eager to discover its source and steal it. Agatha recognized Wanda’s insane powers as chaos magic, capable of manipulating, distorting, and reconstructing the fabric of existence and reality, and can only be harnessed by a mythical being: the Scarlet Witch.
Until the end WandaVisionAfter an intense battle between Agatha and Wanda, Wanda absorbs all of Agatha’s magic, effectively becoming the Scarlet Witch and trapping her in Westview to live out her days as Agnes.
Agatha’s popularity led Marvel Studios to give her her own series, but it is unclear whether this will follow the events of WandaVision or take us back to their origin story as part of the Salem Coven. It will most likely be both, as fans saw Wanda seemingly perish in the process Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madnessto possibly free Agatha from the spell the Scarlet Witch had placed on her.
Emma Caulfield Ford as Sarah Proctor/Dottie Jones, Debra Jo Rupp as Sharon Davis/Mrs. Hard and more WandaVision returnees
fellow WandaVision Star Emma Caulfield confirmed her presence in Darkhold Diaries some time ago. She will reprise her role as Westview resident Dottie Jones, whose true identity outside of Wanda’s spell is Sarah Proctor. Mrs. Hart aka Sharon Davis, the sweet wife of Vision boss Arthur Hart, also returns from the Westview population.
I join the two ladies are Kate Forbes as Agatha’s mother Evanora Harkness, David Lengel as Sarah/Dottie’s husband Harold Proctor/Phil Jones, Amos Glick as postman Dennis, David Payton as Wanda and Vision’s neighbor John Collins/Herb and Brian Brightman as Sheriff Miller. Her participation in the show likely suggests that part of the story takes place in the present, after the events of WandaVision.
Heart stopperThe series’ rising star, Joe Locke, has been announced as part of Agatha: Darkhold Diaries in November 2022. His role has not been announced, but in true Marvel fashion, fans are buzzing with theories, the most popular of which is that he will play an adult version of Billy Maximoff, aka Wicca, Wanda’s super-powered twins . Julian Hilliard, the actor who plays young Billy in both films WandaVision And Doctor Strange 2He also largely confirmed this theory in a cheeky tweet.
Although there is no direct connection, this casting makes sense since Locke rose to fame playing gay teenager Charlie Spring in the Netflix series Heart stopper, and Wiccan is one of the most prolific gay characters in Marvel Comics. However, co-star Patti LuPone described the young actor’s character as “familiar” – in Western mythology it is usually a small animal that serves as a servant to a witch. Locke has said His time on set was “very intense, very physical, very emotional.”
The most talked about thing is the casting Darkhold Diaries has been Parks and Recreation Alumni Aubrey Plaza. Her role is also yet to be announced, so We Got This Covered took the time to explore some of the best options for introducing the actress to the MCU. Of course, fans are mostly hoping that she plays a sexy evil witch who would blow Plaza’s mind.
Rumors and unconfirmed findings point to the promise white lotus The actor will play an original character, portraying the series’ main villain and a former lover of Agatha. Working with Hahn was one of the main reasons for getting Plaza to join the MCU – the two had previously shared the screen Parks and Recreation and have remained friends ever since. For plaza, Darkhold Diaries Is “The highest quality Marvel material available.”
The inclusion of Broadway legend Patti LuPone in the Agatha: Darkhold Diaries The wide cast increases his chances of becoming one of the most iconic in the MCU. The performer, not used to the utmost secrecy of the Marvel world, gave fans the clearest picture of the show yet.
LuPone revealed her character Lilia Calderu as a “450-year-old Sicilian witch whose power is divination and whose process is tarot.” Part of Marvel Comics, Calderu debuted in 1973 as a powerful sorceress and guardian of the Book of Cagliostro.
Ali Ahn, Maria Dizzia and Sasheer Zamata
billion‘Ali Ahn and Orange is the new black‘s Maria Dizzia are both allegedly join the show as witches.
Sasheer Zamata will play Jennifer Kale, who is also a witch in the comics, although the comedian has confirmed that the connection to the source material will be minimal. “The way we shaped this character is very different from what I think people expect,” Zamata said Crushable. This particular cast makes us believe so Darkhold Diaries will take on a comedic tone – a genre in which Kathryn Hahn, Plaza and LuPone all excel. Zamata’s experience Saturday Night Live will be a suitable addition. She called the opportunity “a dream.”
Miles Gutierrez-Riley and Okwui Okpokwasili
This is rounded off Darkhold Diaries Occupation are The wilderness‘ Miles Gutierrez-Riley and dancer/performer Okwui Okpokwasili, The Hollywood Reporter informed. While there is no information yet as to who either actor might play, Gutierrez-Riley’s participation generated the most rumors. Some reports say he will play Teddy Altman, aka Hulkling, Billy’s friend and member of the Young Avengers, others say he will bring an entirely new original character to the MCU. Nothing has been confirmed.
Eric André (rumored)
Another spectacular addition to Darkhold DiariesThe cast would include comedian Eric André, who is rumored to be joining the cast. André hosted his own hugely popular talk show for ten years and is one of Hollywood’s most sought-after comedians.
If his casting were confirmed, that would be the case Darkhold Diaries positively refreshing and a new look for Marvel. This cast would make for the most brilliant sitcom story, made even better when you consider that most of them are witches.
Given her fan-favorite status, everyone is still hoping that Elizabeth Olsen will at least make a cameo appearance Darkhold Diaries. The “Scarlet Witch” actress has previously stated that she would “love to appear on the show” and that Kathryn Hahn would never leave her side again.
Agatha: Darkhold Diaries expected release date
Although it was originally scheduled to hit all our screens in fall 2023, Agatha: Darkhold Diaries was pushed back to the end of 2024 when Disney underwent a mass calendar shakeup that included shows like… What if… Season 2 and echo. Due to the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes and the studio’s promise to distribute its TV offerings, Darkhold Journalhis will now debut a full three years after its original announcement.
According to the US Copyright Office (as discovered by fan account Scarlet Witch updates) Darkhold Diaries The expected release date was September 19, 2024. Marvel hasn’t confirmed this yet and it’s possible that reshoots and necessary changes could cause the date to fluctuate. However, gladly Loki Season 2, Darkhold DiariesThe updated release date falls on a Thursday instead of a Friday or even a Wednesday, as has been the case with previous Marvel Disney Plus shows. For this reason, September 19th seems to be as close as ever to a final release date.
This will allow Marvel to continue its burgeoning annual tradition of airing spooky shows in time for Halloween. To compensate for the long waiting time, Agatha: Darkhold Diaries will be 9 episodes long – 3 more than the usual Marvel Disney Plus format.