Willow, the 2022 TV show starring Warwick Davis as sorcerer Willow Ufgood, premieres on the small screen on Wednesday 30th November. The eight-part original is exclusive to Disney Plus and, although the platform no longer offers a free trial, US customers can still grab a bargain. Here's how to watch Willow wherever you are in the world.
Season premiere: Wednesday 30th Nov 2022
Global stream: Disney Plus
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Final episode finale: Wednesday 11th Jan 2023
Thirty-four years after Ron Howard and George Lucas released Willow on the big screen, Disney Plus has rebooted the franchise for a new generation. Warwick Davis returns as farmer-turned-sorcerer Willow, along with a supporting cast of fresh faces that includes Ruby Cruz and Ellie Bamber. Val Kilmer (Madmartigan in the original film) will play a part in the TV show, but is not expected to physically appear.
The 1988 movie saw Willow team up with an infant girl to destroy an evil queen and banish the forces of darkness. The 2022 storyline will see viewers cast back into "a magical world where brownies, sorcerers, trolls, and other mystical creatures flourish", as a band of unlikely heroes set off on a dangerous quest to places far from home.
The first two episodes of Willow (2022) land on Disney Plus on 30th November 2022. The remaining six episodes will air weekly, with the final episode set for 11th January 2023.
Willow release date and episode guide
- Willow S01E01 – Weds 30th November 2022
- Willow S01E02 – Weds 30th November 2022
- Willow S01E03 – Weds 7th December 2022
- Willow S01E04 – Weds 14th December 2022
- Willow S01E05 – Weds 21th December 2022
- Willow S01E06 – Weds 28th December 2022
- Willow S01E07 – Weds 4th January 2023
- Willow S01E08 – Weds 11th January 2023
USA: watch Willow (2022) on Disney Plus
The first two episodes of Willow arrive on Disney Plus as of 12am PT / 3am ET on Wednesday, 30th November. New episodes air weekly.
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UK: watch Willow on Disney Plus
Disney Plus is the only place to find Willow in the UK. The first two episodes will be available on 30th November. New episodes air weekly.
Subscription to Disney Plus costs £7.99 a month (£79.90 annually) in the UK.
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Australia: watch Willow on Disney Plus
As you might have guessed, Disney Plus is the only place to find Willow in Australia. Subscription costs AU$11.99 a month or AU$119.99 annually.
The release schedule follows the same format as the UK/US.
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