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'Willow' Showrunner Says Series Isn't Actually Cancelled on Disney+

'Willow' Showrunner Says Series Isn't Actually Cancelled on Disney+

Willow might not be cancelled after all, according to the series creator.

If you didn’t see, the fantasy series based on the 1988 film of the same name, was announced as cancelled by Disney+.

However, Jon Kasdan is saying something entirely different.

Keep reading to find out more…

Jon took to his Twitter, saying that while season two isn’t in production right now, it could be later on and that “cancelled” is not the right word to describe the situation.

“A decision was made last week to release our main cast for other series opportunities that may arise for them in the coming year,” he explained. “With all the TV and movies in production around the world, it feels unfair to limit an actor’s availability without a clear sense of when you’re going to need them again.”

He continued, “It’s further triviliased by the simple reality that the scripts we’ve been working on require just as many actors with whom no such contractual hold exists.”

Jon added that he and his creative team are still planning and moving forward in planning a second season, on request by Disney.

“If you’re asking what this means for you as a viewer, or me as the creator, here’s what I think it means: Due to forces much larger and more intricate than I would ever pretend to fully understand production of streaming shows is slowing down across the entire industry, and ‘Willow’ won’t resume filming in the next 12 months,” he wrote. “But here’s what’s equally true: with the enthusiastic and unwavering support of Lucasfilm, and Disney, we’ve developed and written what we hope is a brain-meltingly fun, richer, darker and better VOLUME II, which builds on the characters and story of our first eight chapters (The Wyrm survives!)”

Read Jon‘s full statement below:

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