Agatha: Darkhold Diaries | Disney include easter-egg regarding new series in the Wandavision Blu-Ray release
She was one of the breakout characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe's transition from the big screen to streaming services and by virtue of an easter egg on the recent Blu-Ray release of “Wandavision,” fans of Agatha Harkness (played by Kathryn Hahn) can get a bit of an insight into what’s next for the witch ahead of her Disney+ series, “Agatha: Darkhold Diaries.”
Previously reported by Deadline, the easter egg acts like an Electronic Press Kit (EPK) with the video featuring head writer Jac Schaeffer talking about the making of the series, alongside recalling a conversation she had with Marvel and her wish to create something with Marvel that would ultimately circle back to Agatha. Marvel Studios President, Kevin Feige, suggested the idea of an Agatha-centric show, prompting Schaeffer's enthusiastic response, "Where do I sign for that job?”
Co-executive producer Mary Livanos also discussed the importance of returning to Agatha, considered a complex character with a lot more depth than what was seen in “Wandavision.” “Continuing the story of Agatha and getting to know her more was immediately an imperative for us as creatives. There would be nothing more delicious to Agatha Harkness than to be in a spinoff," she revealed. Kathryn Hahn, who is featured more than once on the Blu-Ray thanks to a number of deleted scenes from the series that have made it onto the release as bonus features, expressed her excitement about the Agatha spinoff, stating, "To be playing a witch in the MCU is amazing."
Though there isn’t a huge amount of detail regarding what “Agatha: Darkhold Diaries” will entail regarding its position within the greater Marvel Cinematic Universe, eagle-eyed observers of the U.S. Copyright Office Public Records System did spot a brief overview regarding the first episode of the series, which read: “[...] we see Agatha Harkness (Hahn) finally break out of a spell she has been trapped in,” reads the description. “She can’t wait to go back to her old murderous ways only to find that she is powerless. The only way forward for her is to embark on a perilous quest to get her powers back with the help of an unlikely friend or two.”
The cast of “Agatha: Darkhold Diaries” includes Aubrey Plaza as Rio, Joe Locke, Patti LuPone as Lilia, Sasheer Zamata as Jen K, and Ali Ahn as Alice. Additional cast members feature Emma Caulfield Ford, Maria Dizzia, Miles Gutierrez-Riley, and Okwui Okpokwasili. The series is expected to be released on Disney+ in Autumn 2024