Now that all the fake witches roaming the streets have returned to their homes in Halloween’s wake, the MCU’s occult-leaning universe can expand without hindrance. So it goes for Disney+’s upcoming WandaVision spinoff Agatha: Coven of Chaos, which is finally starting to spark more and more behind-the-scenes updates. Now, we finally know who the show’s first new cast member is, with a Netflix star crossing the streams to join the Kathryn Hahn-starring follow-up dramedy.
Previously known as Agatha: House of Harkness, the redubbed Agatha: Coven of Chaos has added Heartstopper star Joe Locke for its inaugural season for those with Disney+ subscriptions, according to Variety. The Marvel-verse should be quite a change of pace for the actor, at least compared to his Netflix series, which is to date free from bewitching superpowers and populations held under town-wide spells.
Understandably, as it goes with Marvel shows that are in development and in production, details are being kept completely under wraps regarding Joe Locke’s involvement in Agatha: Coven of Chaos. So at this point, it’s unclear who he’ll be playing. And while there would be loads of speculation to bring to the table if we were talking about a slightly older actor, the Heartstopper breakout star’s youth makes it slightly harder to build up guesses. Especially since it’s not altogether clear what the WandaVision spinoff will encompass.
It doesn’t seem like Locke would have all that much time to offer the Disney+ original, seeing as how Heartstopper was such a crowd-pleasing success for Netflix that the streaming giant renewed it for Seasons 2 and 3, meaning he’ll likely be busy filming more of that in the future. But since Agatha marks only his second scripted TV show to date, there likely won't be much else standing in his way. Well, beyond all those decrepit old witches.
Beyond being the first newbie in the group, Joe Locke is only the third cast member to be confirmed for Agatha period. We obviously know Kathryn Hahn is reprising her powerful and devious (though perhaps not 100% evil) titular character, while Buffy vet Emma Caulfield will be reprising her role of Dottie.
This casting news comes after reports of Disney+'s Vision Quest spinoff made the rounds, with a writers room reportedly coming together for that project. While both shows obviously share an origin in WandaVision, it's not clear if Vision and Agatha's follow-ups will be tethered together at all. One can only hope, since Paul Bettany and Kathryn Hahn make everything better.
No release date yet for Agatha: Coven of Chaos, but we know it’ll be set within Marvel’s upcoming Phase 5 lineup, so you can bet we’ll get a debut date long before it actually arrives. In the meantime, check out Marvel’s other upcoming Disney+ shows, and head to our 2022 TV premiere schedule to see what other new and returning shows are popping up soon.
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