The 'WandaVision' spinoff has a very girl-power feel both in front of the camera and behind the scenes.
Agatha Harkness, one of the most recent breakout stars from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is getting her own Disney+ show with Agatha: Coven of Chaos. Not much is known about the show, but it is set to begin production soon and has a tentative release date for late 2023. Here's what's known about the secretive production.
When is the Agatha: Coven of Chaos release date?
Agatha: Coven of Chaos will debut on Disney+ in winter 2023. The show does not have an official release date yet.
Where is Agatha: Coven of Chaos being filmed?
Production of Agatha: Coven of Chaos is slated to start on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2022, in Atlanta.
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Who plays Agatha Harkness?
The inimitable Kathryn Hahn is Agatha Harkness in the MCU. She was so beloved in WandaVision that she got her own spinoff, originally titled Agatha: House of Harkness, but retitled to Agatha: Coven of Chaos.
Who is in the Agatha: Coven of Chaos cast?
The Agatha: Coven of Chaos cast so far is:
Kathryn Hahn as Agatha Harkness
Kathryn Hahn is returning as Agatha Harkness, and she famously sang the "Agatha All Along" song from WandaVision.
During an interview with TV Line, Hahn said, "who knows, there may be a little song here or there … but no one is saying anything about that—certainly not me!”
In WandaVision, Agatha Harkness' identity wasn't revealed until Episode 7.
Up to that point, she was merely a meddling neighbor named Agnes until her scheme to access the Darkhold and Wanda's chaos magic was unveiled.
WandaVision was considered the kickoff of a Kathryn Hahn renaissance, making her a household name—finally after so many years of stealing scenes in movies like Stepbrothers and Bad Moms and TV shows like the criminally underrated Mrs. Fletcher and Parks and Recreation. It's about time she got her flowers!
Also, we'd be remiss not to mention the incredible meme her character inspired. Yes, the infamous wink is from Agatha Harkness.
Debra Jo Rupp as Mrs. Hart/Sharon Davis
At the end of the series, it was revealed that her name wasn't actually Mrs. Hart, but Sharon Davis.
Emma Caulfield Ford as Dottie/Sarah Proctor
In October 2022, she revealed to Vanity Fair that she was diagnosed with MS and that filming WandaVision in hot summer weather exacerbated some of her symptoms. Caulfield Ford explained that she didn't say anything to the rest of the cast, crew or showrunners at the time, but that they all know now, including showrunner Jac Schaefer, and that she likely won't have to work in extreme heat anymore—and that if it ever comes up that she does, everyone knows that extra precautions should be taken.
"I am going back to work! Everyone has been notified that needs to be notified. I can’t put myself through what I did with WandaVision again. I can’t do that. They did nothing wrong," she said. "They had no idea what was going on with me. They didn’t ask anything of me that was like, 'I need to call my agent!' They’re asking me to just sit and chat and do my dialogue. It’s not hard."
Patti LuPone in an undisclosed role
Broadway legend Patti LuPone has been cast in an undisclosed role. Her presence in the cast has led some to speculate that the show may have a musical element to it.
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Aubrey Plaza in an undisclosed role
Aubrey Plaza has also been cast in an undisclosed role. It is rumored that she is playing a villainous character. She previously starred as Lenny in FX's Legion, which was, as aptly titled, centered on the Marvel mutant Legion.
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Joe Locke in an undisclosed role
Joe Locke is also joining the cast in an undisclosed role. He is known for playing the main role in Heartstopper. Fans have speculated that he may be playing one of Wanda's children, Billy Maximoff—also known as Wiccan—as a teen.
Sasheer Zamata in an undisclosed role
Sasheer Zamata is joining the cast; like many others, her role has not yet been revealed. She was the first Black woman on the main cast of Saturday Night Live since Maya Rudolph left the show in 2007 and has since starred in Home Economics and appeared in movies including I Feel Pretty, Yoga Hosers and more.
Ali Ahn in an undisclosed role
Ali Ahn has previously appeared in Law & Order: SVU and had recurring roles in Orange Is the New Black and Billions. Her real-life long-term partner, William Jackson Harper, will have a role in the upcoming MCU blockbuster Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.
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Maria Dizzia in an undisclosed role
Isabelle Fuhrmann in an disclosed role
Who is Agatha: Coven of Chaos' director?
Agatha: Coven of Chaos has several directors attached for various episodes, and they're all women! Jac Schaeffer, showrunner and executive producer of WandaVision and Agatha: Coven of Chaos, will direct several episodes, as will Gadja Monteiro (who directed episodes of Netflix smash Wednesday Season 1) and Rachel Goldberg (whose recent successes include Peacock's A Friend of the Family).
Is there an Agatha: Coven of Chaos trailer?
Marvel has not yet released a trailer for Agatha: Coven of Chaos yet. The studio will likely release a trailer several months before the show's release date. Watch this space!
How to watch Agatha: Coven of Chaos
Agatha: Coven of Chaos will debut on Disney+. It will be available to all subscribers, similarly to other Marvel Studios streaming shows.
Is Agatha: Coven of Chaos a prequel?
Agatha: Coven of Chaos will be a sequel to and spinoff of WandaVision. The character Agatha Harkness was introduced in that show and the events of the upcoming show will likely spin off from the ending of that series.
What do we know about Agatha: Coven of Chaos?
Marvel Studios has not revealed any major story details for Agatha: Coven of Chaos. We do know that three stars will reprise their roles: Hahn, Caulfield Ford and Rupp. Beyond that, it remains a mystery!
What phase is Agatha: Coven of Chaos?
Agatha: Coven of Chaos is scheduled to be part of the MCU Phase 5. It is tentatively scheduled to premiere after Marvel Studios' Echo series.
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Does Agatha Harkness use chaos magic?
Agatha Harkness is a witch who uses dark magic, among other forms of magic. In the first season of WandaVision, she attempted to steal Wanda's chaos magic powers, implying that she would be able to use chaos magic under the right circumstances.
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Is Agatha as powerful as Wanda?
The MCU version of Agatha is not as powerful as Wanda. She does, however, have significantly more training and is more experienced in using magic. She uses this to manipulate others and for dark purposes, as shown in WandaVision. It's unclear how much of her actions are genuinely evil in motivation and how much is the result of her being corrupted by the Darkhold.
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How old is Agatha Harkness?
In the MCU, Agatha Harkness is nearly 400 years old. In the comics, she actually pre-dates the sinking of Atlantis and is around 20,000 years old.
Why did Agatha call her Scarlet Witch?
In the MCU, the Scarlet Witch is a mythical being known to magic wielders. Wanda's ability to use chaos magic and alter reality led Agatha to conclude that Wanda was the Scarlet Witch.
What will Coven of Chaos be about?
An official plot synopsis for Agatha: Coven of Chaos has not been released. It will follow Agatha Harkness after her experiences in WandaVision.
Is Agatha related to Wanda?
Agatha Harkness is not related to Wanda. In the MCU, she is a witch who became of Wanda's abilities after Wanda took over the town of Westview.
Will Wanda return in Agatha: Coven of Chaos?
Marvel Studios has not confirmed whether or not Elizabeth Olsen will reprise her role as Wanda Maximoff in Agatha: Coven of Chaos. Due to the characters' previous fight, however, it is possible Wanda will make an appearance.
What did Agatha Harkness do to her coven?
In WandaVision, it was revealed that Agatha killed her original coven after absorbing their magical abilities. This was after the coven attempted to kill her after discovering that she had been using dark magic, so her motivations may not be entirely evil—it can be argued she was using her powers in self-defense.
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Is Wiccan in Agatha: Coven of Chaos?
It's speculated that Joe Locke may be playing a teen version of Billy Maximoff, known as Wiccan. However, this hasn't been confirmed.
What kind of powers does Agatha have?
Agatha Harkness is an experienced witch with an extensive array of magical abilities. She also has the power to absorb other magic users' powers and abilities.
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How strong is Agatha Harkness?
Agatha Harkness is one of the most powerful witches in the MCU, rivaled only by the Scarlet Witch, Doctor Strange and the Sorceror Supreme in terms of magic prowess on Earth.
Why is Agatha's magic purple?
WandaVision director Matt Shakman explained that Agatha Harkness' purple magic was established to differentiate it from others in the MCU, including the blue magic of her coven, as well as Wanda's red magic and Dr. Strange's gold tones.
"In terms of color differentiation, I think it's important because when you're trying to describe what's happening, especially with Agatha in Salem, Massachusetts, you want to be able to see her purple magic eat away at that blue magic, right? Because that's what she does, she absorbs power, she's taking the magic from the other witches," he told ComicBook.com. "Which is why they look so, you know, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade at the end of that scene, because she's literally sucked all of their, their sort of magic in life from them."
He added, "So for us, in terms of color coding for that scene, that was, you know, one of the biggest reasons why it's like that. And of course, Wanda's magic has been established, but we're evolving it and changing it as we go."