Willow co-showrunner Jonathan Kasdan has issued a statement on the matter Removal of Disney+ of the original series, among several other shows and films.
What did Willow’s co-showrunner say about the Disney+ removal?
Over Twitter, Kasdan said that while he remained silent on the news that Willow was removed, he was “kind of thrilled”. The co-showrunner went on to explain that he grew up when Disney films were regularly re-released and not available to own. According to Kasdan, this made her “…even more special”.
In a follow-up tweet, he says that while he’s worried about “a lot of things,” he’s not worried that Willow may never be available again, whether through Disney+ or any other service. Finally, Kasdan notes that he is grateful for all the love and enthusiasm.
Debuting on Disney+ in November 2022, Willow served as a continuation of the story that began in Ron Howard’s 1988 film of the same name. The series’ showrunners were Wendy Mericle and Jonathan Kasdan, while Ron Howard served as executive producer. The series is being canceled nearly six months after its debut along with many other films and series to cut costs, it was first announced during a earnings conference call earlier this month.