“Willow: Behind the Magic” Coming to Disney+ January 25

On the heels of the season finale of Lucasfilm’s all-new action-adventure series Willow based on George Lucas’ fantasy-adventure film, Disney+ has set a January 25, 2023 premiere date for the debut of its original documentary special, Willow: Behind the Magic.

  • Featuring the series’ breakout stars and returning legends, the documentary takes viewers behind the scenes for an in-depth look at the making of the hit original series, which debuted on Disney+ November 30, 2022.
  • The story of “Willow” began when an aspiring sorcerer, played by Warwick Davis, is whisked away on a journey to protect an infant empress Elora Danan and vanquish the evil Queen Bavmorda from their world of Andowyne.
  • Now, the story continues with Davis reprising his titular role as he leads an unlikely crew of heroes – which includes a now-grown Elora, who has just learned of her prodigious birthright – on a quest to protect Andowyne from an even larger foe than they had imagined possible.

  • Willow also stars:
    • Ellie Bamber
    • Ruby Cruz
    • Erin Kellyman
    • Tony Revolori
    • Amar Chadha-Patel
    • Dempsey Bryk
    • Joanne Whalley
  • Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, Jonathan Kasdan, Tommy Harper, Wendy Mericle, Roopesh Parekh, Ron Howard, and Samie Kim Falvey serve as executive producers.
  • The writers are John Bickerstaff, Hannah Friedman, and Jonathan Kasdan.
  • The producers are Stephen Woolfenden, Julia Cooperman, Hameed Shaukat, and Max Taylor.
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