As part of the WandaVision steelbook release, the first featurette for Marvel Studios’ upcoming Agatha: Darkhold Diaries has been dropped, providing fans a behind-the-scenes look at the Disney+ series.
Posted on X, the video teased Kathryn Hahn’s highly-anticipated return as Agatha Harkness, after nearly four years since her standout performance in the WandaVision series. It featured head writer and series creator Jac Schaeffer sharing the story of how Agatha: Darkhold Diaries came to be. The featurette also included brief looks at some of the cast members who will be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the first time, including Aubrey Plaza, Joe Locke and Patti LuPone.
Agatha: Darkhold Diaries was originally announced in November 2021, which was then titled as Agatha: House of Harkness. Since then, the project has changed its title twice from House of Harkness, to Coven of Chaos, to its current name, Darkhold Diaries. The latest title may pertain to the Book of the Damned, which Agatha/ Agnes introduced to Elizabeth Olsen’s Wanda Maximoff/ Scarlet Witch in WandaVision. The Darkhold once again appeared in Sam Raimi’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, where Wanda utilized its dark spells to find a universe where her sons exist.
What Happens to Agatha After WandaVision?
During the WandaVision finale, Wanda punished Agatha for her deception and attempt to harm her family by trapping her in a trance, where she remained as her sitcom character Agnes. According to the spinoff’s latest synopsis, the first episode will see the titular mischievous witch finally breaking out of Wanda’s spell. “She can't wait to go back to her old murderous ways only to find that she is powerless. The only way forward for her is to embark on a perilous quest to get her powers back with the help of an unlikely friend or two."
The series will also star Plaza, Locke, LuPone, Sasheer Zamata, Miles Gutierrez-Riley and Ali Ahn, with returning Westview citizens portrayed by Debra Jo Rupp, Emma Caulfied Ford, and Asif Ali. The Parks and Recreation vet will reportedly play the role of Rio Vidal, who’s rumored to have a romantic connection with Agatha. Plaza previously opened up about her experience joining the MCU series, which she confidently described as "the most elevated Marvel material that's out there."
In a previous interview, Joe Locke, who’s rumored to be playing the teenage version of Wanda’s son Billy/ Wiccan, believed that Agatha: Darkhold Diaries will depict themes that viewers can relate with. "[Agatha: Darkhold Diaries] going to be a beast of its own, which I'm excited for, nervous for, terrified for! I think Agatha is a very important show in a different way to [Heartstopper]. It has themes that I really hope people resonate with," he teased.
Agatha: Darkhold Diaries is currently slated to debut in 2024.