When is the Agatha: Darkhold Diaries release date? WandaVision marked the start of a new era of the Marvel Cinematic Universe on Disney Plus, and it introduced us to the nefarious Agatha Harkness (Kathryn Hahn). Yes, it was Agatha all along.
Now that you’ve got that earworm stuck in your head, let’s crack open the Darkhold and study the newest spell the MCU has conjured: a spin-off Marvel series focused on the best Marvel villain, Agatha. Let’s face it: we all need more Hahn in our lives, right? The show titled Agatha: Darkhold Diaries is part of Marvel’s Phase 5 and is one of the ones we’re most excited about, so we couldn’t help but break everything a spellcaster could want to know about the upcoming series.
What’s the Agatha: Darkhold Diaries release date?
Agatha: Darkhold Diaries is reportedly aiming for a September 19, 2024 release date, according to a copyright listing.
Don’t count your chickens before they’ve hatched, though. That’s just a projected date, meaning it’s when Marvel Studios would like the series to go to air, not an official premiere date. That said, we officially know that Darkhold Diaries is slated for late 2024, so a September release isn’t outside the realm of possibility.
Who’s in the Agatha: Darkhold Diaries cast?
Fan favorite Kathryn Hahn leads the Darkhold Diaries cast as Agatha Harkness. Hahn will be joined by an all-star cast, which includes Patti LuPone, Joe Lock, and Aubrey Plaza.
The full confirmed cast list of Darhold Diaries can be found below.
- Kathryn Hahn as Agatha Harkness
- Aubrey Plaza as Rio Vidal
- Joe Locke as Billy Kaplan
- Patti LuPone as Lilia Calderu
- Sasheer Zamata as Jennifer Kale
- Ali Ahn as Alice
- Debra Jo Rupp as Sharon Davis
- Miles Gutierrez-Riley as Hulkling
One person you shouldn’t expect to see in the new series is Elizabeth Olsen’s Wanda Maximoff. When Olsen appeared on Good Morning America, she explained she was not in the show: “No, I’m not appearing in it, not as far as I’m aware, but I love that woman [Hahn] so much. That entire show [WandaVision] was just filled with lots of joy.”
This is hardly a surprise to Marvel fans. The last time we saw the Scarlet Witch, she’d been crushed by Mount Wundagore, and her character’s supposedly dead.
Jac Schaeffer, a writer on WandaVision and VisionQuest, is responsible for penning the scripts and will serve as head director on the series alongside Gandja Monteiro and Rachel Goldberg.
What’s Agatha: Darkhold Diaries about?
Darkhold Diaries will see Agatha break out of the spell Wanda cast on her and escape Westview. Unfortunately, doing so robs the ancient witch of her powers, and she must team up with some unlikely allies to reclaim her magic.
Also in the copyright filing was the plot synopsis for episode one. While Agatha somehow finds her way out of the spell the Scarlet Witch cast on her, her magic is lost, preventing her from getting up to her old tricks. The plot description references an “unlikely friend or two” who go along with her.
Is there an Agatha: Darkhold Diaries trailer?
Darkhold Diaries doesn’t have a full trailer yet, but Marvel did release a short clip that featured a few scenes from the upcoming show to celebrate WandaVision’s steel book release.
You can watch the Darkhold Diaries clip below.
Where can I watch Agatha: Darkhold Diaries?
Agatha: Darkhold Diaries will be available to watch exclusively on Disney Plus.
How many episodes of Agatha: Darkhold Diaries will there be?
Agatha: Darkhold Diaries will be nine episodes long.
Why did Agatha: House of Harkness’ title change?
You might be thinking, ‘Wasn’t this show called Agatha: House of Harkness?’ Yes, it was,’ but later, Disney changed the name to Coven of Chaos. Now, it’s changed for a third time to Darkhold Diaries!
Making matters slightly more complicated, the copyright filing notes the title as simply ‘Agatha’. Has it changed again? At this point, it would be simpler to just go with Agatha.