How to Watch Willow: Episode Release Schedule and Cast

34 years after Willow first hit theaters, Disney is returning to George Lucas’s fantastical world for a sequel series once again starring Warwick Davis as the titular sorcerer. Ron Howard, who directed the original film, returns as an executive producer on the new series, which Disney calls “an epic period fantasy series with a modern sensibility.”

Willow’s first two episodes will be released on November 30. If you’re wondering what it’s about or how you can watch it yourself, take a look at the information below.

How to Watch Willow Online

Willow will be available exclusively on Disney Plus. If you subscribe to that service, you’ll be able to watch all episodes as they’re released. If you don’t have Disney Plus, you can purchase a subscription for $8 USD/month (price increases to $11/month on December 8). Alternatively, you can buy a year of Disney Plus for $80 (price increases to $110 on December 8).

Willow Episode Release Schedule

Willow will debut its first two episodes on November 30. Subsequent episodes will be released weekly through January 11, 2023. New episodes of weekly series generally hit Disney Plus at 12 a.m. PT / 3 a.m. ET / 8 a.m. GMT.

Here’s the full schedule for Willow:

  • Episode 1 (November 30)
  • Episode 2 (November 30)
  • Episode 3 (December 7)
  • Episode 4 (December 14)
  • Episode 5 (December 21)
  • Episode 6 (December 28)
  • Episode 7 (January 4)
  • Episode 8 (January 11)

What’s Willow About?

Willow is a sequel series to the 1988 Ron Howard-directed movie of the same name. Here’s the official synopsis from Disney:

The story began with an aspiring magician from a Nelwyn village and an infant girl destined to unite the realms, who together helped destroy an evil queen and banish the forces of darkness. Now, in a magical world where brownies, sorcerers, trolls, and other mystical creatures flourish, the adventure continues, as an unlikely group of heroes 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.

Willow Cast

Willow was developed by Jonathan Kasdan (Solo: A Star Wars Story). The first two episodes were directed by Stephen Woolfenden (Outlander). It stars the following actors:

  • 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

How to Watch the Original Willow Movie

The original Willow movie is available to watch on Disney Plus. If you don’t subscribe to that streaming service, you can rent or buy the movie on Amazon or Apple TV.

Jordan covers games, shows, and movies as a freelance writer for IGN.

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