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Ron Howard And Warwick Davis Share Willow TV Show Details, Trailer At Star Wars Celebration

The Star Wars veterans took the stage at Celebration for a different kind of Lucasfilm show.


Star Wars Celebration may be the world's premiere Star Wars event, but galaxies far, far away aren't the only thing on offer at the Anaheim Convention Center this year. During the Lucasfilm panel, a brief pause was put on the Jedi and Sith to reveal details of a different Lucasfilm property: Willow, the upcoming TV show follow-up to the 1988 dark fantasy movie produced by George Lucas, directed by Ron Howard, and starring Warwick Davis.

The panel also included the debut of the first teaser trailer. Check it out now.

"Making the original movie was one of the best experiences of my life, and I've been in Star Wars," Davis joked, referring to his time spent in the Star Wars universe playing everything from Ewoks to Jedi Knights. And Davis isn't the only one returning; Joanne Whalley will be back to reprise her role as Sorsha. The show, according to Davis, would not have been made without her.

"I had heard rumors," Whalley said, "over the years. Little whisperings. But I never thought they'd get it together. It's incredible to be here."

The show is being developed by Jonathan Kasdan (Solo), who was also on hand to offer up some details. The series is set 20 years after the original movie and will include new characters alongside the familiar faces. Ruby Crus will play Kit, Sorsha's daughter; Erin Kellyman is Jade, Kit's best friend and knight-in-training; Ellie Bamber is Dove, a kitchen maid in love with Kit's brother; and Willow's daughter is played by Davis's actual daughter, Annabelle.

The show will arrive on Disney+ on November 30.

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