It’s OK if you’re too young to remember Willow. Disney+ exists, and the 1988 fantasy classic conceived by George Lucas — yep, the Star Wars guy — and directed by Ron Howard is available to stream there. Make time to watch it sometime during the summer, because Willow the series is coming this fall, and Star Wars Celebration just delivered its first trailer.
Willow brings back star Warwick Davis as the eponymous spell-slinging Nelwyn (the little people of the Willow fantasy universe). In the original film, Willow and his friends saved an infant girl who was prophesied to topple the forces of darkness that presided over the land at the time. The series picks up years later with a new, younger group of heroes joining Willow himself “on a dangerous quest to places far beyond their home, where they must face their inner demons and come together to save the world.”
As you can tell, the plot is a bit of a mystery at this point. But Willow‘s first trailer introduces (or re-introduces) viewers to a fantastical world of magic, fearsome Trolls, and pint-sized Brownies, and it’s looking like a wild ride. Especially with a cast that includes young stars like Erin Kellyman (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) and Tony Revolori (all three Tom Holland Spider-Man films).
Willow comes to Disney+ on Nov. 30.