WandaVision spin off Agatha Coven of Chaos casts Aubrey Plaza

WandaVision spin-off Agatha: Coven of Chaos casts Aubrey Plaza

Aubrey Plaza is joining Kathryn Hahn in the upcoming Marvel Studios series Agatha: Coven of Chaos on Disney+, sources have told Variety.

The series is a spin-off of the Marvel show WandaVision, which sees Hahn reprise the role of Agatha Harkness. Full storyline details, including the character Plaza would play on the show, are being kept under wraps. Emma Caulfield Ford will also star as WandaVision’s Dottie in the new series, while Variety exclusively reported that Heartstopper star Joe Locke will also star in Coven of Chaos.

As in the past, Marvel doesn’t comment on projects they have in the works. Plaza officials declined to comment.

The role marks a reunion of sorts for Plaza and Hahn, as both have previously appeared on the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation, with Plaza starring in the series as April Ludgate, while Hahn was memorably the political strategist in about a dozen episodes Jen Barkley played. 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 best known for her roles on shows like Parks and Recreation and Legion. In feature films, she starred in projects such as Dirty Grandpa, Ingrid Goes West, and Emily the Criminal.

Plaza is represented by CAA, MGMT Entertainment and Schreck Rose.

Variety exclusively reported that Coven of Chaos was in the works as of October 2021, with Disney officially confirming the news in November of this year. Jac Schaefer, WandaVision’s executive writer and executive producer, returns in this role for Coven of Chaos.

In “WandaVision,” Hahn first played the role of Agnes, Wanda and Vision’s nosy neighbor before it was revealed that she was actually Agatha Harkness, a powerful witch. In the Marvel comics and series, Agatha is shown to have survived the Salem Witch Trials and more than grown to Wanda, aka the Scarlet Witch. When viewers last saw her in the finale of WandaVision, Wanda captures Agatha in Westview using her powers to force her to revert to her role as Agnes.

WandaVision, the first live-action MCU show on Disney+, garnered 23 Emmy nominations upon its debut, including one for Hahn for Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series. One of the show’s wins came in the Best Original Music and Lyrics category for the song “Agatha All Along,” which was used as part of the revelation that Hahn’s character wasn’t who he appeared to be.