WILLOW Disney+ Series Adds Erin Kellyman, Cailee Spaeny & Ellie Bamber As Female Leads

WILLOW Disney+ Series Adds Erin Kellyman, Cailee Spaeny & Ellie Bamber As Female Leads

We recently got confirmation that the Willow series was officially in development for Disney+, and we now have word on the three female leads that'll be joining Warwick Davis as the titular Nelwyn...

Back in October, the trades confirmed that the planned Disney+ Willow series had been given the greenlight, and we now have word on the show's trio of female leads.

Deadline reports that Ellie Bamber (Nocturnal Animals), Cailee Spaeny (The Craft: Legacy) and Erin Kellyman (Solo: A Star Wars Story) are in negotiations join the show, which will serve as a follow-up to George Lucas and Ron Howard's 1988 fantasy adventure.

Specific plot details are still under wraps, but the series is said to revolve around "a group on a mission to save a kidnapped prince."

Bamber will play Dove, who's described as "an unassuming kitchen maid who proves that she is the “chosen one” as she embarks on the journey. Spaeny will join her as Kit, "the princess whose twin brother was abducted. She is destined to be a leader and ultimately the queen." Finally, Kellyman's Jade is "a servant who is Kit’s best friend and moral compass. She is on her way to becoming the best young warrior in the kingdom."

The ensemble will also include a character who's said to "echo" Val Kilmer's Madmartigan from the movie; "A thief and liar, he joins the quest in exchange for getting out of prison."

Warwick Davis (Star Wars) is set to reprise the title role of Willow Ufgood, with Jon M. Chu (Crazy Rich Asians) on board to direct the pilot. Jonathan Kasdan (Solo), who also wrote the pilot, and Wendy Mericle (Arrow) will serve as showrunners. Howard will executive produce.

Willow is scheduled to begin production in Wales at some point next year.

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