It was Agatha all along.
Those going through withdrawal following the finale of Disney+’s WandaVision will be pleased to know that a spinoff series is currently in the works — and it's all about the witch you love to hate.
According to Variety, Kathryn Hahn will reprise her role as Agatha Harkness in what has been described by sources as a dark comedy. Though the publication reports that Marvel Studios is staying tight-lipped on details, Jac Schaeffer (who served as the head writer of WandaVision) has been chosen to oversee the series as its head writer and executive producer.
WandaVision — which saw Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettanny reprise their Marvel Cinematic Universe characters, Wanda and Vision, respectively — quickly became a not-to-be-missed show as soon as it dropped in the beginning of this year. The limited series — the first one by Marvel Studio to debut on Disney+, followed by The Falcon & Winter Soldier and Loki — garnered 23 Emmy nominations.
Though Olsen and Bettanny were the stars of WandaVision, audiences couldn't help but be enamored by Hahn's captivating performance as the nosy neighbor-turned-wicked witch. (The fan favorite was also nominated for her first Emmy in the Supporting Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie category, however, Mare of Easttown's Julianne Nicholson snagged the win.)
Known for her comedic chops in films such as Bad Moms and Step-Brothers, it's not hard to believe that portraying a villain is a departure for Hahn, which she touched on during an interview with The New Yorker in March. “There was definitely a sense of total freedom with this part. I felt a real surrender in just taking the big swing of it, which was so, so fun," the Mrs. Fletcher star told the outlet at the time. "When I was pitched this story, I was so taken by the ambition of it. And the serialism and the sadness and the all of it."
Hahn is keeping busy aside from the newly announced spinoff. Next month, she'll star in AppleTV+'s The Shrink Next Door alongside Paul Rudd and Will Ferrell. The actress will also portray the late Joan Rivers in the upcoming The Comeback Girl.