The Hollywood Reporter reported that Marvel Studios is shuffling around its television show release dates, meaning that we won’t see the highly anticipated WandaVision spinoff starring Kathryn Hahn for nearly a year longer than we originally thought.
Reportedly due to the ongoing writers’ and actors’ strikes, Agatha: Coven of Chaos will now be delayed from the winter of 2023 all the way to early fall 2024, leading up to Halloween.
The show has also been retitled Agatha: Darkhold Diaries. This is the third different name the show has had, starting as Agatha: House of Harkness, and then becoming Coven of Chaos. Hopefully this current name will be the final one.
Marvel Studios also announced that it would be shuffling several of its other shows, moving the second season of What If…? to a Christmas debut, moving Echo from November 29 to January 2024, and moving X-Men ‘97 from fall 2023 to early 2024.
Agatha: Darkhold Diaries stars Kathryn Hahn as her witch character Agatha Harkness from WandaVision. She’ll also be joined by Patti LuPone, Aubrey Plaza, Sasheer Zamata, Ali Ahan, and Heartstopper star Joe Locke.
Locke is said to be playing a teenage version of Wanda and Vision’s gay son Billy, also known by his superhero name Wiccan. A younger version of Billy, and his brother Tommy, were first introduced in WandaVision as babies, who then magically aged up to preteens.
With Billy and the rumors that Plaza’s character will be an ex-girlfriend of Agatha’s, this could end up being the most queer MCU project ever. It’s a shame we’ll have to wait even longer to see that kind of representation from them.