The fifth episode of Willow is the juiciest addition to the Disney+ schedule for December 19-25.
Now that more than half of the series is in the books, Willow is heading towards its first and, for now, only season finale on January 11. The streaming service (sign-up for Disney+ here) will release the fifth installment in the appreciated fantasy series on Wednesday, December 21. The series hails from Jonathan Kasdan and Wendy Mericle, who serve as showrunners. The upcoming show sees Warwick Davis reprising the role of the titular hero. Joining Davis are Ellie Bamber, Ruby Cruz, Erin Kellyman, Tony Revolori, Amar Chadha-Patel, Dempsey Bryk, and Joanne Whalley.
“The story began when an aspiring sorcerer, played by Warwick Davis, is whisked away on a journey to protect an infant empress Elora Danan and vanquish the evil Queen Bavmorda from their world of Andowyne,” reads the synopsis. “Now, the story continues with Davis reprising his titular role, as he leads an unlikely crew of heroes on a quest to protect Andowyne from an even larger foe than they had imagined possible.”
Ron Howard, the director of the original Willow, is executive producing together with Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, Jonathan Kasdan, Tommy Harper, Wendy Mericle, Roopesh Parekh, and Samie Kim. Additionally, Stephen Woolfenden, Julia Cooperman, Hameed Shaukat, and Max Taylor are producing. Its lineup of writers includes John Bickerstaff, Hannah Friedman, and Jonathan Kasdan.
Disney+ Schedule December 19-25 | New TV & Movie Additions
Wednesday, December 21
- Ancient X Files (S2, 5 episodes)
- Born in Africa (S1)
- Danger Decoded (S1)
- The Flagmakers
- Port Protection Alaska (S1, S2, S3, S4, S5)
- National Treasure: Edge of History – Episode 3 “Graceland Gambit”
- Sumo Do, Sumo Don’t! – Episode 10
- Willow – Episode 5
Friday, December 23
- From the Ashes
- Jaguar Beach Battle
- Little Giant