'Willow' showrunner explains why 1988 movie was made into a series - Mumbai News

Mumbai, Nov 30 (IANS) Jonathan Kasdan, the showrunner of the streaming series 'Willow', shared his memories of George Lucas's fantasy-adventure film 'Willow' and opened up on why he thought of converting the 1988 movie into a series.

by IANS | Updated Nov 30, 2022

'Willow' showrunner explains why 1988 movie was made into a series - Mumbai News

Decades after the movie captured viewers' imaginations globally, the series will introduce a new generation of viewers to the magic and wonder of the fantasy-adventure film.

It will see Warwick Davis reprising the titular role of Willow Ufgood, the aspiring sorcerer who is now High Aldwyn of the Nelwyn people.

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Sharing his memories, Jonathan Kasdan said: "I was especially taken with 'Willow' as a kid. I was eight going on nine, and it was the perfect moment for a kid to see a movie like that on the big screen. For me, it was overwhelming and sort of frightening and funny, everything that I associated with the movie-going experience, and it really stuck with me and had a profound effect on my imagination."

In the series, Davis will be joined by Joanne Whaley along with Dempsey Bryk, Ruby Cruz, Ellie Bamber, Erin Kellyman, Tony Revolori, and Amar Chada-Patel in other prominent roles.

Kasdan further revealed that the original idea was to make a sequel. The idea was materialised when Kasdan spoke with Warwick Davis.

Remembering his conversation, Kasdan said: "We talked for about three minutes, and I made up my mind then and there that I was going to devote myself, singularly, to bringing back Willow Ufgood. It was one of those dreams you have and think; maybe I'll be able to make this happen."

Written and executive produced by Kasdan himself, the series is available to stream on Disney+ Hotstar.

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