Aubrey Plaza joins Kathryn Hahn in the upcoming Marvel Studios series “Agatha: Coven of Chaos” on Disney+, Different learned from sources.
The series is a spinoff of the Marvel show “WandaVision,” with Hahn set to reprise the role of Agatha Harkness. Plot details, including the character Plaza would play in the show, are being kept under wraps. Emma Caulfield Ford is also set to reprise her role as Dottie from “WandaVision” in the new series, while Different has exclusively reported that “Heartstopper” star Joe Locke will also star in “Coven of Chaos”.
As in the past, Marvel does not mention the projects they have in the works. Plaza representatives declined to comment.
The role marks a reunion of sorts for Plaza and Hahn, as the two previously appeared on the NBC sitcom “Parks and Recreation,” with Plaza starring as April Ludgate, while Hahn memorably playing political strategist Jen Barkley in about a dozen episodes. Plaza currently stars in the second season of the HBO anthology series “The White Lotus” as well as the FXX animated series “Little Demon.” She is known for her roles in shows like “Parks and Recreation” and “Legion”. In features, she has appeared in projects like “Dirty Grandpa,” “Ingrid Goes West,” and “Emily the Criminal.”
Plaza is repped by CAA, MGMT Entertainment and Schreck Rose.
Different “Coven of Chaos” was only reported in the works in October 2021, with Disney officially confirming the news on November of that year. Jac Schaefer, head writer and executive producer of “WandaVision,” returns in that role for “Coven of Chaos.” ”
In “WandaVision,” Hahn began playing the role of Agnes, Wanda and Vision’s strange neighbor, before it was revealed that she was actually Agatha Harkness, a powerful witch. In the Marvel comics and the series, Agatha is shown to have survived the Salem witch trials and is more than a match for Wanda, known as the Scarlet Witch. When viewers last saw her at the end of “WandaVision,” Wanda captures Agatha in Westview by using her powers to force her to revert to her Agnes persona.
“WandaVision,” the first live-action MCU show on Disney+, garnered 23 Emmy nominations during its debut, including one for Hahn for best supporting actress in a limited series. One of the show’s wins in the best original music and lyrics category came for the song “Agatha All Along,” which was used as part of the revelation that Hahn’s character was not who she seemed.