Aubrey Plaza joins Kathryn Hahn in the upcoming Marvel Studios series “Agatha: Coven of Chaos” on Disney +, Variety learned from sources.
The series is a spin off of the Marvel show “WandaVision,” with Hahn set to reprise the role of Agatha Harkness. The exact details of the plot, including the character that Plaza would play in the show, are being kept under wraps. Emma Caulfield Ford is also set to reprise her role as Dottie from “WandaVision” in the new series, while Variety it was exclusively reported that “Heartstopper” star Joe Locke will also star in “Coven of Chaos.”
As in the past, Marvel does not comment on projects they have in the works. Plaza representatives declined to comment.
The role marks a reunion of sorts for Plaza and Hahn, as both previously appeared in the NBC sitcom “Parks and Recreation”, with Plaza starring in the series as April Ludgate, while Hahn memorably played political strategist 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.” She is best known for her roles in shows like “Parks and Recreation” and “Legion.” In the features, she has 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 it was only reported that “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 started out playing Agnes, Wanda and Vision’s nosy neighbor, before she was revealed to actually be Agatha Harkness, a powerful witch. In the Marvel comics and the series, Agatha is shown to have survived the Salem Witch Trials and is more than a match for Wanda, the Scarlet Witch. When viewers last saw her in the “WandaVision” finale, Wanda traps Agatha in Westview by using her powers to force her to revert to her Agnes persona.
“WandaVision,” the first live-action MCU show on Disney+, earned 23 Emmy nominations upon its debut, including one for Hahn for best supporting actress in a limited series. One of the show’s wins came in the original music and best lyrics category for the song “Agatha All Along,” which was used as part of the reveal that Hahn’s character was not who she appeared to be.