Critics of Disney+ have argued that the service is full of garbage that nobody wants to watch, but the streamer’s latest moves certainly aren’t helping. As reported by Deadline, Disney has decided to cancel Willow, its live-action series based on the 1988 fantasy film directed by Ron Howard of the same name, after a single season on Disney+. No reason was given for the cancellation, but the publication pointed out that media companies have been facing scrutiny for curbing streaming content spending in search of profitability as of late, which may be why Willow fans won’t be getting a second season. Starring Warwick Davis as the titular and legendary sorcerer, all eight episodes of Willow are available to stream now on Disney+.
From a Deadline report:
Willow, which picked up years after the events of the film, did not have the zeitgeist cultural impact of the original but was well received by critics, getting a 83% on Rotten Tomatoes. While the series won’t continue, Willow remains an important IP in the Lucasfilm library, so it might be revisited in the future.
Willow introduced new characters and was set in a world where brownies, sorcerers, trolls and other mystical creatures flourish. An unlikely group of heroes set off on a dangerous quest to places far beyond their home, where they must face their inner demons and come together to save their world.