The enchanting world of Willow, created by George Lucas, is officially coming to the small screen.
Disney+ has confirmed a sequel series taking place years after the events of the original Ron Howard-directed pic is heading into production next year. Howard is returning to the project as executive producer alongside original star Warwick Davis, who will once again play the titular hero Willow Ufgood.
The series has also tapped Crazy Rich Asians and In the Heights director Jon M. Chu to helm the pilot and exec produce. Jonathan Kasdan (Solo) and Wendy Mericle (Arrow) will serve as showrunners.
Willow the series hails from Lucasfilm and represents the company’s first non-Star Wars venture since 2015. The show will introduce all-new characters to the magical realm of fairy queens and two-headed Eborsisk monsters. News of the official greenlight from Disney+ comes over a year after the project was first reported as coming down the pipeline.