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Lucasfilm fantasy series Willow cancelled after one season on Disney+

Fantasy-adventure Willow starred Warwick Davis as Willow Ufgood (right)

Willow, the fantasy-adventure epic from Lucasfilm, has been cancelled by Disney+ after one season.

The series, which is based on the 1988 feature film of the same name, debuted on Disney+ in November, with the eight-part first season concluding on January 11.

It starred Warwick Davis in the role of Willow Ufgood as he leads a crew of heroes on a quest to protect the world of Andowyne from an evil foe.

Disney+ ordered the show to series in late 2020 and filmed it in Wales the following year.

Jon Kasdan developed it for television and served as showrunner, executive producer and writer. Ron Howard, who directed the original Willow movie, served as exec producer, while the film’s writer Bob Dolman was a consulting producer.

Other executive producers on the project included Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, Jonathan Kasdan, Tommy Harper, Wendy Mericle, Roopesh Parekh, Ron Howard and Samie Kim Falvey.

The cancellation comes as Disney+, like many streaming services, looks to cut back on spending and trim its overall slate of projects. Last month, returning CEO Bob Iger set a target of US$3bn in content-related cost savings and revealed plans to make 7,000 job cuts across the company.


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