Aubrey Plaza is about to find out that it was in fact “Agatha All Along.”
Plaza (“Parks and Recreation,” “Safety Not Guaranteed”) is joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Variety reports that the actress has signed on for the cast of Marvel’s upcoming Disney+ series, “Agatha: Coven of Chaos,” opposite Kathryn Hahn.
Aubrey Plaza Joins Growing Cast of ‘Agatha’ At Marvel Studios
The upcoming series is in the works at Marvel Studios and will spin things off from the end of the series “WandaVision,” which introduced the sinister magical witch, Agatha Harkness (Hahn), for the MCU. Details on the characters Plaza will play in the show are being kept under wraps, along with plot details in the series.
Variety also reports that Joe Locke (“Heartstopper”) is also attached to star in “Agatha: Coven of Chaos.” His role is also currently unknown. However, Emma Caulfield Ford is reportedly set to return to the show as Dottie from “WandaVision.” Hahn, of course, is also back in the role of Agatha Harkness.
Reps for Plaza declined to comment to Variety on her purported casting. Marvel Studios has not yet announced the news. Plaza and Hahn have previously worked together in NBC’s “Parks and Recreation,” featuring Plaza as regular April Ludgate and Hahn in the recurring role of political strategist Jen Barkley.
This will not be Plaza’s first foray into a Marvel Studios or Marvel Comics-based television series. She previously worked on the Marvel and 20th Television show “Legion,” appearing as Lenore Busker.
Plaza is also working on the upcoming film “Megalopolis” for filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola (“The Godfather”).
In “WandaVision,” it was revealed that Agatha Harkness is a witch who used to live in Salem, Massachusetts hundreds of years ago, and she was sentenced to death by her own coven for practicing dark magic. However, she reversed their powers back on them and killed those who sentenced her to death. In the present day, she discovered Wanda Maximoff’s Chaos magic and tried to steal it for herself, while also manipulating Wanda during her Hex spell in the town of Westview, New Jersey. Also, Agatha “killed Sparky too.”
Wanda Maximoff took possession of the Darkhold, the Book of the Damned, from Agatha Harkness, leading to the events of “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.” It’s unknown how “Agatha: Coven of Chaos” will resolve Agatha Harkness’ fate from the end of “WandaVision.”
Marvel’s “WandaVision” was nominated for 23 Primetime Emmy Awards, and it won the Emmy for Oustanding Original Music and Lyrics for the song, “Agatha All Along.”
“Agatha: Coven of Chaos” is part of MCU’s Phase 5 of television projects. At Comic-Con 2022, Marvel Studios announced that the show is going to start filming later this year, with an eye on a Winter 2023 debut. The show will stream exclusively on Disney+. Kevin Feige and Jac Schaeffer are executive producing the project.
Other Marvel Studios shows debuting on Disney+ next year also include, “Echo” in the Summer of 2023, “Loki Season 2” in the Summer of 2023, and “Ironheart” in the Fall of 2023.