“Whether you’re a fan of the ’80s movie or not, the new Willow is a slick and entertaining blend of swordplay and wordplay that conjures up some of the old magic,” CNET’s Rich Knightwell writes in his review.
The show kicked off Nov. 30, with the 8th and final episode coming Jan. 11.
Willow episode release dates and times
Here’s the full release schedule for Willow on Disney Plus, and we’ll adjust if the company announces any changes or breaks. New episodes generally drop at 12 a.m. PT (3 a.m. ET/8 a.m. GMT/7 p.m. AEST).
- Episode 1: Available now
- Episode 2: Available now
- Episode 3: Available now
- Episode 4: Available now
- Episode 5: Available now
- Episode 6: Available now
- Episode 7: Available now
- Episode 8: Available now
Is there a trailer?
Lucasfilm released trailers duringin May and in September.
Do I need to watch the movie to understand the show?
The series picks up a few decades after the events of the 1988 movie and references them regularly, but most of the characters are new — similar to the approach Star Wars took with. It does a solid job of weaving in exposition, so you won’t feel lost if you don’t have the bandwidth for the movie.
You could always check out the movie if you’re hankering to see more of this world. It’s available on Disney Plus.