After stealing the show in WandaVision, Agatha Harkness will return in a spin-off show, Agatha: Coven of Chaos. The series is often called a mysterious MCU project but has become one of the most anticipated shows in MCU’s Phase 5.
Agatha was introduced in WandaVision, as Wanda and Vision’s neighbor Agnes, but later revealed as Agatha, the evil witch who messed with Wanda’s mind.
Though she is a villain, her surprising appearance gave a significant plot twist in WandaVision, and she soon became a fan favorite.
Disney officially announced that Agatha would get her own show shortly after WandaVision finished airing. Here’s what we know about Agatha: Coven of Chaos and what we can expect in the series.
‘Agatha: Coven of Chaos’ Release Date Speculation
The spin-off was initially titled Agatha: House of Harkness but then underwent a makeover, and the new title was announced in July 2022 at San Diego Comic-Con.
In the same event, Marvel Studios also announced that the series will arrive on Disney+ in Winter 2023.
However, the ongoing writer’s strike will likely cause a delay in the show’s development. Coupled with Disney’s decision to slow down its Marvel release schedule, it seems probable that we won’t see the show before 2024.
One of the cast members, Patti LuPone, stated that she believed the show would come out in 2024, but Marvel Studios still hasn’t confirmed this.
‘Agatha: Coven of Chaos’ Cast
Kathryn Hahn will undoubtedly return as Agatha, along with several actors who already appeared in WandaVision as Westview residents, like Emma Caulfield, Debra Jo Rupp, and David Lengel.
Actress Kate Forbes again returned as Evanora Harkness, Agatha’s mother.
It’s been confirmed that several MCU newbies will be joining the crew. Aubrey Plaza is one of the most significant new additions, best known for her role in Parks and Recreation.
Orange Is the New Black stars Ali Ahn, Maria Dizzia, and Heartstopper’s Joe Locke are set to join the cast. There is no news regarding the roles for all newcomers, but the MCU will introduce a host of new characters through the show.
Fans are guessing that Ahn and Dizzia will play witches as part of Agatha’s original coven. Some even speculated that Locke would be Wiccan, a warlock from the Wiccan and Hulklingcomic book.
There is also the question of whether Wanda Maximoff will appear in the show. However, it is uncertain because she is currently presumed to be dead. Elizabeth Olsen has also denied that she is appearing.
Agatha: Coven of Chaos’ Plot and Theories
Marvel Studios has yet to reveal the plot for Agatha: Coven of Chaos. But, as a spin-off, the series promises to dive deeper into Agatha and the supernatural side of the universe.
In the WandaVision finale, Wanda entraps Agatha. The spin-off may start with the witch being released and wreaking the universe.
Suppose the show refers to the comic origin. In that case, Marvel Studios can also introduce many other Marvel Characters into the MCU, including the boy whom Agatha served as a nanny, Franklin Richards, Sue and Reed Richards’s reality-altering son.
Another prediction is that the series will focus on Agatha’s past works with teams like the Daughters of Liberty or the Department of the Uncanny.
There is no guarantee of the storyline of Agatha: Coven of Chaos, but whatever it is, fans are excited about all the potential plot.
What Do We Know About ‘Agatha: Coven of Chaos’?
Much like the casting, the creators involved behind the scenes are also being kept secret. However, it is confirmed that Jac Shaeffer, the director and executive producer of WandaVision, will return for the project.
Furthermore, directors Gandja Monteiro and Rachel Goldberg are reported to join in directing at least one episode of the show as well. There will be a total of nine episodes, and the show will be a limited series.
Christophe Beck will score the upcoming Disney+ Original series “Agatha: Coven of Chaos” from Marvel Studios. Beck has previously worked on Frozen, Edge of Tomorrow, Free Guy, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Hangover, and The Muppets. The composer also worked on Marvel’s Disney+ series WandaVision, Hawkeye, and all three Ant-Man films.
The filming of Agatha: Coven of Chaos began in Atlanta in mid-January 2023 and is still ongoing.