After several months of being in development and pre-production, the WandaVision spinoff series Agatha: Coven of Chaos is now set to begin filming this Tuesday according to a report from The Hollywood Reporter. It was previously reported that the series was going to start production near the end of 2022 before this confirmation came.
In addition, they also revealed that WandaVision supporting cast members David Payton, David Lengel, Asif Ali, Amos Glick, Brian Brightman, and Kate Forbes, who all appeared as Westview residents in the previous series, will also return in the spinoff reprising their respective roles.
They are joining the cast that already includes Kathryn Hahn, Emma Caulfield Ford, Aubrey Plaza, Patti LuPone, Joe Locke, Debra Jo Rupp, Ali Ahn, Maria Dizzia, Sasheer Zamata, Miles Gutierrez-Riley, and Okwui Okpokwasili.
The report also confirmed the previous reports that head writer Jac Schaeffer and Wednesday co-director Gandja Monteiro are set to helm episodes of the series with the former leading the group. They are joined by Rachel Goldberg, who recently directed episodes of Netflix's Resident Evil series.
It is certainly interesting and exciting to learn that a lot of supporting cast members of WandaVision since it definitely tells us that the spinoff will essentially become the continuation of the parent series although, obviously, Agatha Harkness is getting the spotlight this time around.
So far, the plot details are being kept under wraps, but we do know that the WandaVision villain will be the main key player of the series and, as the new report seemingly suggested, it sounds like the majority of it is set in Westview. It would be interesting to see how the supporting cast will play into the story of the series.
Agatha: Coven of Chaos is slated for release in late 2023 or early 2024 on Disney+. You can check more details about it here.