Agatha Delayed Again & Conjures Up Another New Title
‘Agatha’ Delayed Again & Conjures Up Another New Title
The wait for the Wandavision spin-off starring Joe Locke gets a bit longer.
Ever since Agatha Harkness cast a spell on the gays in Wandavision, fans have been waiting with anticipation for her spinoff, which seems to be made just for us. After all, along with Kathryn Hahn it also stars Aubrey Plaza, Joe Locke, and the divine Patti Lupone. But after a few starts and stops, this weekend The Hollywood Reporter shared that it’s being pushed back again and it’s getting a new title.
That’s right — the artist formerly known as Agatha: House of Harkness andAgatha: Coven of Chaos has been renamed again and is now Agatha: Darkhold Diaries. It was originally slated to drop this winter, but will now be arriving on Disney+ in early autumn next year. The new plan is for the series to kick off the 2024 Halloween season, which admittedly makes sense.
Why? According to the publication, the latest delay has been caused by the ongoing actor and screenwriter strikes in Hollywood — which don’t show any signs that they will be wrapping up soon. Disney has reportedly decided to spread out its content releases to allow them more breathing room to be an “event” for audiences.
While the filming on Agatha had reportedly wrapped up before the strike began, its stars are unable to do any promotion for the upcoming series.
Agatha isn’t the only series being delayed. The Hawkeye spin-off Echo, originally planned for a November 29 release, is now dropping in January 2024. X-Men ’97, the animated continuation of the 1990s series, was originally slated for a fall 2023 debut but will now also arrive in early 2024. Ironheart (set to star one Shea Couleé) was meant to arrive this fall but is now off the schedule entirely, as is Daredevil: Born Again, and Wonder Man starring Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, which had to pause production.
In happier news, season two of Loki is still set to arrive on the streaming service on October 6 and the second season of What If... remains on the schedule for sometime around Christmas.