Last December, it was announced that Patti LuPone had joined Marvel’s Disney+ Original series “Agatha: Coven of Chaos.” LuPone’s role was being kept under wraps however Deadline reported at the time that she may be playing a witch in the series.
In a recent appearance on The View, LuPone revealed some new details about the character she will be playing in the series sharing, ” I play Lilia Calderu.” You can see what the actress said below:
“Well it’s a coven of witches, and I play Lilia Calderu, who apparently is in the Marvel world,” LuPone told the hosts. “And I researched her, she’s hot! She’s really hot! She is! She’s got a great body, raven hair.”
According to The Wrap, in the comics, Lilia was a witch tasked with maintaining the Book of Cagliostro, and eventually an ally of Doctor Strange. She is also related to Karl Mordo, who we last saw in the MCU as part of “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.”
LuPone also added:
“We are a coven of witches, and the witches are Kathryn Hahn, Aubrey Plaza, and the familiar — if anybody knows ‘Heartstopper’ — is Joe Locke,” she explained. “And Sasheer Zamata, Ali Ahn, and myself. And I play Lilia Calderu, a 450-year-old Sicilian witch, whose power is divination, and whose trial is tarot.”
“Agatha: Coven of Chaos” will star Kathryn Hahn as her character from WandaVision.
Not many other details are known about the project however fellow WandaVision stars will reportedly be returning for the series, Emma Caulfield, who played Sarah Proctor, aka Dottie Jones, and Debra Jo Rupp (That ’70s Show, That ’90s Show) who played Mrs. Hart have been confirmed to appear in the upcoming series. Joe Locke will reportedly star in the series along with Aubrey Plaza. (The White Lotus). Sasheer Zamata (Saturday Night Live), and Eric André have been cast in unknown roles. Additionally, Ali Ahn (Raising Dion). Maria Dizzia (The Staircase), and Patti LuPone will reportedly play witches in the upcoming series.
According to THR, Jac Schaeffer, who is serving as head writer and executive producer on the show, has stepped up to act as a director of multiple episodes. Joining her are Gandja Monteiro (Wednesday), as well as Rachel Goldberg, (Resident Evil).
The outlet also reports David Payton, David Lengel, Asif Ali, Amos Glick, Brian Brightman, and Kate Forbes, all of whom appeared on WandaVision, are returning for the spinoff.
The series is currently filming in Atlanta and is working under the title of “My Pretty.”
Marvel’s “Agatha: Coven of Chaos” will reportedly consist of 9 episodes and is scheduled to release on Disney+ in late 2023 or early 2024.
Source: The View via The Wrap