Movie Synopsis

How to Watch Willow: Release Schedule and Episode Cast

34 years after Willow first hit theaters, Disney returns to the fantastical world of George Lucas for a sequel series, once again starring Warwick Davis as the titular wizard. Ron Howard, who directed the original film, returns as executive producer of the new series, which Disney calls “an epic fantasy series with a modern sensibility.”

Willow’s first two episodes will be released on November 30th. If you’re wondering what it’s all about or how to watch it for yourself, take a look at the information below.

How to watch Willow online

Willow will be available exclusively on DisneyPlus. By subscribing to this service, you can watch all episodes as soon as they are released. If you don’t have Disney Plus, you can purchase a subscription for $8/month (price increases to $11/month on December 8). Alternatively, you can purchase a year of Disney Plus for $80 (price increases to $110 on December 8).

Willow episode release schedule

Willow will make his debut first two episodes on 30.11. Subsequent episodes will be released weekly through January 11, 2023. New episodes of the weekly series generally appear at 12:00am PT / 3:00am ET / 8:00am GMT on Disney Plus.

Here’s the full schedule for Willow:

  • Episode 1 (30.11)
  • Episode 2 (30.11)
  • Episode 3 (December 7th)
  • Episode 4 (December 14th)
  • Episode 5 (21st December)
  • Episode 6 (December 28th)
  • Episode 7 (January 4th)
  • Episode 8 (11th January)

What is Willow about?

Willow is a sequel to the 1988 film of the same name directed by Ron Howard. Here is the official Disney synopsis:

The story began with an aspiring mage from a Nelwyn village and a little girl destined to unite the realms, who together helped destroy an evil queen and banish the forces of darkness. Now, in a magical world where brownies, wizards, trolls and other mystical creatures thrive, the adventure continues as an unlikely band of heroes embark on a perilous quest to places far beyond their homeland, where they will face their inner demons must come together to save their world.

Willow Cast

Willow was developed by Jonathan Kasdan (Solo: A Star Wars Story). Stephen Woolfenden (Outlander) directed the first two episodes. It features the following actors:

  • Warwick Davis as Willow Ufgood
  • Ruby Cruz ask it
  • Erin Kellyman as jade
  • Ellie Bamber as a dove
  • Tony Revolori as Graydon
  • Amar Chadha-Patel as Boorman
  • Dempsey Bryk as Airk
  • Joanne Whalley as Sorscha

How to watch the original Willow film

The original Willow film can be viewed on Disney Plus. If you don’t subscribe to this streaming service, you can rent or buy the film from Amazon or Apple TV.

Jordan is a freelance writer covering games, shows and films for IGN.

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