Aubrey Plaza is joining Kathryn Hahn in the upcoming Marvel Studios series “Agatha: Coven of Chaos” on Disney+, Variety he learned from the source.
The series is a spinoff of the Marvel show “WandaVision,” with Hahn set to reprise the role of Agatha Harkness. The exact details of the schedule, including the actress Plaza would play in the show, are being kept under wraps. Emma Caulfield Ford is set to reprise the role of Dottie from “WandaVision” in the new show, this time. Variety it was just announced that “Heartstopper” star Joe Locke will also star in “Coven of Chaos.”
As in the past, Marvel doesn’t talk about the projects they have in the works. Reps for the Plaza declined to comment.
The work marks the meeting of the species of Plaza and Hahn, as previously seen in the NBC sitcom “Parks and Recreation,” with Plaza starring in the series of April Ludgate, while Hahn remembers playing political scientist Jen Barkley in about a dozen episodes. Plaza currently stars in the second season of the HBO anthology series “The White Lotus” as well as the FXX animated series “Little Demon.” He is best known for his roles in shows like “Parks and Recreation” and “Legion.” In episodes, he starred in projects such as “Dirty Grandpa,” “Ingrid Goes West,” and “Emily the Criminal.”
Plaza is repped by CAA, MGMT Entertainment and Schreck Rose.
Variety The rumored “Coven of Chaos” was in the works in October 2021, with Disney officially confirming the news in November of that year. Jac Schaefer, head writer and executive producer on “WandaVision,” returns in that role for “Coven of Chaos.”
In “WandaVision,” Hahn first played the role of Agnes, Wanda and Vision’s crazy neighbor, before it was revealed that she was Agatha Harkness, a powerful witch. In the Marvel comics and series, Agatha is shown to have survived the Salem Witch Trials and is more than a match for Wanda, aka the Scarlet Witch. When viewers last saw her in the finale of “WandaVision,” Wanda traps Agatha in Westview by using her powers to force her to return to her Agnes persona.
“WandaVision,” the first live-action MCU show on Disney+, collected 23 Emmy nominations when it premiered, including Hahn’s one for best supporting actress in a limited series. One of the show’s wins came in the category of best music and lyrics for the song “Agatha All Along,” which was used as part of the reveal that Hahn’s character was not who she seemed to be.