Aubrey Plaza has reportedly joined the cast of Agatha: Coven of Chaos. According to Deadline , the Parks and Recreation star has been tapped to star opposite — as a “villain” — Kathryn Hahn and Joe Locke in the WandaVision spin-off series. Plot details and Plaza’s character are being kept under wraps, and WandaVision’s Jac Schaeffer is returning as head writer and executive producer on the Disney+ series. Agatha: Coven of Chaos is part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase 5, and is slated for a Winter 2024 release on Disney+ and Disney+ Hotstar.
The role marks a reunion for Plaza and Hahn, who previously starred on Parks and Recreation, where the latter appeared in 11 episodes as political strategist Jen Barkley. 2021’s WandaVision revealed the sorceress, Agatha Harkness, as the corrupting influence behind Wanda’s Hex, the alleged television sitcom simulation the town of Westview was subjected to. Possessed by Wanda Maximoff’s magic, the sorceress had been living under the guise of Agnes, the nosy neighbor, all the while meddling with Wanda’s illusion for her own benefit. The Disney+ series finale saw the witch Agatha’s defeat, stripped of her powers and condemned to live out her life as Agnes.
Currently, there’s no word on whether Agatha: Coven of Chaos will follow that plot beat or if it’s a prequel, an origin story of sorts. If it’s the former, then I highly doubt Elizabeth Olsen will reprise her role as Scarlet Witch after her apparent death in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Plaza is currently appearing in Season 2 of HBO’s dark comedy show The White Lotus as Harper Spiller, who travels to Sicily after her husband’s sudden professional success. New episodes are released every Monday on Disney+ Hotstar.
Earlier this week, Variety reported that Heartstopper star Joe Locke had been cast in Agatha: Coven of Chaos. There’s also no word on his character on the show, although Emma Caulfield Ford, who appeared as Dottie Jones in WandaVision, is confirmed to reprise her role in the upcoming Marvel series.
First revealed last October, Agatha: Coven of Chaos got a title change and a release window during the 2022 San Diego Comic-Con this July.
Agatha: Coven of Chaos is slated for a winter 2024 release on Disney+ and Disney+ Hotstar. This falls between December 2023 and February 2024.