Agatha season 1 is coming this fall: Here's everything we know so far

Are you ready for some magic, trickery, and dark spells? Agatha Season one is almost here, so it's time to break down everything we know so far.
Kathryn Hahn as Agatha Harkness in Marvel Studios' WANDAVISION. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.
Kathryn Hahn as Agatha Harkness in Marvel Studios' WANDAVISION. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved. /

Wandavision was crowned as one of the best MCU projects ever made when it was released in 2021. Audiences couldn't help but be intrigued by its mystery, amused by its touches of humor, and bewitched by its charming characters. As everyone expected, Wanda and Vision stole the spotlight in every episode thanks to their amazing chemistry and compelling arc. However, they weren't the only ones to take over our hearts.

Agatha Harkness - played by the wonderful Kathryn Hahn - instantly became a fan favorite when introduced in the Disney+ series. To this date, we can still hear her theme song "Agatha All Along" echoing in our minds. She was so beloved by fans worldwide that Marvel announced they would produce a series starring the evil witch herself. So now that we're close to its imminent release date, it's time to break down everything we know about the upcoming Agatha series so far.

Agatha: Coven of Chaos. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. © 2022 MARVEL. /

Agatha has gone through several name changes

During Disney+ day in 2021, Marvel announced they were developing a Wandavision spinoff called Agatha: House of Harkness. That name was short-lived, however, as it was later revealed at San Diego Comic-Con 2022 that the highly awaited series would be renamed to Agatha: Coven of Chaos - a title that wouldn't last either.

In 2023, The Hollywood Reporter announced there was another slight shift in plans. The series would get rid of its Coven of Chaos tag and substitute it with Darkhold Diaries. Finally, it seems like Dinsey got tired of all these changes and decided to settle with a simple yet elegant name in the form of Agatha. So unless something else comes up - which wouldn't be unexpected at this point - that's the official title for Kathryn Hahn's upcoming project.

Multiple streaming services appear on a Roku TV.
Multiple streaming services appear on a Roku TV. / Miguel Legoas / USA TODAY NETWORK

Where can we watch Agatha?

Much like other MCU movies and series, fans will be able to stream Agatha on Disney+. It remains to be seen if Marvel will choose to release episodes weekly like with Wandavision or drop them daily as they did with What If...? season 2. They could even release them all at once since that was the strategy used with Echo and that series proved to be a hit with fans.

Since we're getting closer to the series' expected release date, it's just a matter of time before we know if we'll get to binge-watch it on its release or not. But as soon as Marvel gives us any details on that, we'll break it down here in Bam! Smack! Pow!

Aubrey Plaza reads her new children's book she wrote with longtime friend Dan Murphy at a book
Aubrey Plaza reads her new children's book she wrote with longtime friend Dan Murphy at a book / Jerry Habraken / USA TODAY NETWORK

Agatha's cast is full of talented stars

Kathryn Hahn will reprise her role as Agatha Harkness - everybody's favorite evil neighbor - and she will be the series' protagonist. However, it appears she won't be the only powerful witch we'll see on the small screen.

On November 2, 2022, it was confirmed that Aubrey Plaza was cast as an undisclosed character set to act opposite Kathryn Hahn. The Parks and Recreation star later confirmed she would have a pivotal role in the show, which many took as a hint that she would be the main antagonist. Recent reports indicate she will play a witch in the Coven of Chaos called Rio Vidal - an original character not seen in comic book pages yet.

On November 1, 2022, it was also revealed that Joe Locke joined Agatha's cast. While we have yet to learn who he'll be playing, it's speculated that he'll be Billy Maximoff better known as the superhero Wiccan. In an interview with The View, Actress Patti Lupone revealed that Joe would act as a "familiar" of the coven of witches, which is someone who attends to the witch's every order. During that same interview, it was also confirmed the American actress will play the role of the witch Lilia Calderu.

Debra Jo Rupp and Emma Caulfield Ford will both reprise their roles as Sharon Davis and Sarah Proctor, respectively. Finally, Sasheer Zamata will also join the cast of Agatha as - you guessed it - another witch (who's set to be Jennifer Kale).

Kathryn Hahn as Agatha Harkness in Marvel Studios' WANDAVISION. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved. /

Filming wrapped in May 2023

Principal production for Agatha started last year on January 17 in Atlanta, Georgia. Principal photography lasted until late May of the same year when the series wrapped filming. However, reshoots still needed to be done, and while most Marvel productions usually dedicate five days for this task, it was reported that Agatha did it in just one according to The Hollywood Reporter.

That indicates the series is headed in a good direction (at least internally at Marvel). With principal production done, now Agatha is in its post-production stage. Let's just hope that enough VFX shots are done so that Marvel can finally give us a better look at the highly anticipated series sooner rather than later.

Kathryn Hahn as Agatha Harkness in Marvel Studios’ WandaVision. Photo by Suzanne Tenner. ©Marvel Studios 2021 All Rights Reserved. /

How many episodes will the first season have?

Most MCU Disney+ series have a fixed length of six episodes each with a few rare cases. However, it appears Agatha will be added to that list of exceptions as it's confirmed the series will have nine episodes during its first season. That puts it on par with She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, What If...?, and Wandavision as one of the longest MCU series to premiere on Disney+.

Interestingly enough, famous leaker @DanielRPK reported in December of 2022 that Agatha will actually consist of just eight episodes, with that extra ninth episode being a prequel special.

While we have yet to learn the runtime of the series, it wouldn't surprise us if Agatha follows the steps of its predecessor Wandavision to deliver an average length of 25 to 30 minutes per episode. It would be the most probable scenario considering it has more episodes in a single season than most other MCU Disney+ series.

Agatha still doesn't have a release date

Originally set to be released during Winter 2023, Agatha was pushed back to fall 2024. Ever since that delay, Marvel and Dinsey haven't announced a specific release date for the Kathryn Hahn series. However, thanks to a now-archived page of the U.S. Copyright Office, it's been speculated the first episode could see the light of day on September 19, 2024. Just keep in mind nothing is confirmed yet, so it wouldn't surprise us if there ends up being a shift in dates.

What will Agatha be about?

It's surprising the number of things we don't know yet about Agatha considering how close we are to its release. Case in point; there's no official synopsis for the series yet. But that doesn't mean unofficial sources haven't reported on it yet.

On the same U.S. Copyright Office page where the possible release date for the series was revealed, we can also find the following description for the pilot episode: "Marvel Studios presents Agatha. In the first episode, we see Agatha Harkness (Kathryn Hahn) finally break out of a spell she has been trapped in. She can’t wait to go back to her old murderous ways only to find that she is powerless. The only way forward for her is to embark on a perilous quest to get her powers back with the help of an unlikely friend or two."

Additionally, leaker Daniel Richtman also shared the following synopsis for the series: "After a mysterious boy wakes her from the spell and asks her for help, Agatha Harkness forms a coven with the women of Westview to enter the Witches’ Road, a place where wishes can come true. This is where the boy can get what he wants, and so can Agatha. But to get your wish, you must pass a series of dangerous tests. A group of powerful witches known as the Salem Seven come to Westview to seek revenge against Agatha and follow her coven into the Witches’ Road."

Both descriptions seem to tie in together really well. And if they are to be believed, it appears we'll see Agatha be awakened from Wanda's spell by Joe Locke's character (who's assumed to be Wiccan at this point). However, Agatha will seemingly have lost her powers and to get them back she'll need to enter the Witches' Roads - a place where her desires can come true. Wiccan could be looking to find that same place in his quest to bring back her deceased mother Wanda. All of that while a coven of witches - likely led by Aubrey Plaza's character - are seeking revenge against Agatha.

We're still waiting for an Agatha trailer

While we don't have an official trailer for Agatha yet, we do have a preview for the series (which you can watch above). While it doesn't reveal anything of great importance, it does give us an insight into how the series came to be in the first place. Besides, we can also see Aubrey Plaza in her full witch attire at the 1:13 minute mark, and a few shots of Agatha walking alongside Joe Locke's character in what appears to be a haunted forest at the 1:31 mark.

At this point, it's just a matter of time before we learn more about the upcoming Disney+ series. We're getting closer and closer to its apparent release, and that means more news will likely start to flood in. When that happens, we'll break everything down here in Bam! Smack! Pow! So be sure to stick around for everything superhero-related!

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