The recent strikes had widespread repercussions across various productions, with MCU projects also feeling the impact, albeit to varying degrees. Among the upcoming releases, two stand out for their particularly tumultuous production journeys. Notably, ‘Echo’ faced multiple delays, while ‘Agatha’ grappled with frequent name changes and setbacks. Thankfully, there’s now optimism that ‘Agatha’ is set to debut on September 19, 2024, according to information via ‘Scarlet Witch Updates.’
With the official release date, we also got a glimpse into the synopsis of the first episode
In the first episode, we see Agatha 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.
Agatha made her first appearance in the Disney+ series ‘WandaVision’ as the intrusive neighbor turned formidable witch attempting to take Wanda’s powers. As the series concluded, Agatha was overcome and confined to her chatty neighbor personal, devoid of powers, a situation that would evidently unfold in the initial episode of the show. These characters have a linked history in the comics, with Agatha standing out as one of the most powerful magic wielders in the Marvel Comics Universe.
Fans loved the live-action rendition of the character, leading Marvel Studios to develop a dark comedy spin-off from ‘WandaVision’ centered around Kathryn Hahn’s role by October 2021. Hahn’s participation was a component of a larger agreement with Marvel Studios, and the series was formally revealed as ‘Agatha: House of Harkness’ during the Disney+ Day event in November 2021. Despite this, the title saw subsequent alterations, evolving into ‘Agatha: Coven of Chaos’ in July 2022 and eventually being rebranded as ‘Agatha: Darkhold Diaries’ in September 2023.
Initially expected in late 2023, the series faced a rescheduled release due to Disney and Marvel Studios reviewing their content, with only ‘Secret Invasion’ and the second season of ‘Loki’ confirmed for 2023. Fans are now relieved to have a firm release date, and despite the challenges in production, we can eagerly anticipate ‘Darkhold Darkhold Diaries’ setting the mood for the Halloween season next year.
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