A double whammy for the new Agatha-centered series…
It seems that the highly anticipated new Agatha-centered WandaVision spinoff has hit a snag in its production. Marvel Studios has recently announced that the project has been postponed and will also be renamed, leaving fans eagerly waiting for updates on its progress.
Originally titled Agatha: House of Harkness, the spinoff was set to delve deeper into the enigmatic character of Agatha Harkness, portrayed brilliantly by Kathryn Hahn in WandaVision. However, due to the ongoing SAG-Aftra and WGA strikes in Hollywood, the production has been delayed.
Not Even Magic Can Expedite This Release
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the upcoming series will now be called Agatha: Darkhold Diaries. The spinoff is set to feature a star-studded cast, including Patti LuPone, Aubrey Plaza, David Lengel, Debra Jo Rupp, Ali Ahn, David Payton, Asif Ali, Amos Glick, Brian Brightman, and Kate Forbes. With such an incredible ensemble, fans can’t help but wonder what mysteries and surprises the project will bring to their screens.
Unfortunately, this incredible team is not able to continue to work on the show because of the strikes happening in Hollywood’s writing and acting Guilds. Talented creatives are fighting unfair work conditions from studios like Walt Disney Studios, and until an agreement is made, no movies or series will be filmed.
Marvel Announces List of Delays
It has been announced that Agatha: Darkhold Diaries will be pushed back until a new release date in the fall of 2024. Many fans suspect that it would be a Halloween release.
However, it isn’t just Agatha: Darkhold Diaries that is getting delayed. It has also been revealed that numerous other Marvel titles are getting shifted around. What If Season 2 will be released around Christmas 2023, Echo will be released January 2024, and XMen97 is coming in early 2024.
Ironheart, Daredevil Born Again, and WonderMan have all been paused.
Marvel is shifting TV premiere dates:#WhatIf S2 – around Christmas Day#Echo – Jan. 2024#XMen97 – early 2024#AgathaDarkholdDiaries (new title) – fall 2024#Ironheart – off the schedule#DaredevilBornAgain – paused#WonderMan – paused
— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) September 1, 2023
For now, fans will have to be very patient as the industry continues to negotiate and work towards ending these Hollywood strikes.