Ron Howard Addresses the Future of Willow Series on Disney+
Jan 30, 2023
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Willow hasn’t been officially renewed nor canceled at this time, leaving its future up in the air.
We’ll still have to wait and see what happens with Willow, the Disney+ series that serves as a continuation of the original movie, but for Ron Howard, the clear hope is that season 2 will soon be announced. After directing the original Willow movie released in 1988, Howard came back on board for the follow-up series to serve as an executive producer. The show premiered in November and wrapped up its first season earlier this month.
As of now, the Willow series is on the bubble, and Disney+ has yet to either renew or cancel the TV show. In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Howard was asked about the current status of Willow season 2, and he can’t yet confirm the fate of the series. He makes it clear that the hope from everyone involved is to continue, but the ball is in Disney’s court with everyone else on standby waiting for that renewal order to come in.
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“Well, there’s always been a hope and a plan for more seasons. There’s certainly more story to tell, but there’s nothing concrete that I can comment on right now. From a creative standpoint, everybody is energized. Everybody loved working on Willow. It felt like it found its voice and its footing, so we’re just standing by.”
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Ron Howard Might Direct if Willow Is Renewed
Howard spoke a bit more about Willow in a separate interview with EW. He confirmed his interest in directing an episode of season 2 if the show does secure a renewal, after he was unable to do that for season 1. The director also noted his intentions to be as involved with the show as possible moving forward, feeling very happy with how season 1 played out.
“I wouldn’t want to make any promises as I’ve already got a few things that I’m dreaming of doing. But if we’re fortunate enough to be able to carry on with the show, I am going be as involved as I can be, as I was this season, because it means a lot to me.”
The odds seem to be in the favor of Willow getting renewed, as it had reportedly garnered high viewership on Disney+ after its arrival. The reviews have been on the positive side as well, scoring an 86% approval rating at Rotten Tomatoes on the Tomatometer. Even so, nothing is set in stone, so for the fans, let’s hope some good news is soon to come in to end the worries about a cancelation.
You can stream the first season of Willow on Disney+.
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