The first season of Willow has ended and fans of the fantasy series are curious to see if Disney+ will renew the show for another season. A lot happened in the finale, “Children of the Wyrm”, which set up storylines for the future. At the end of the penultimate episode, Kit (Ruby Cruz) and Elora (Ellie Bamber) were finally reunited with Airk (Dempsey Bryk), but he had already been drinking from the pool in Immemorial City and was under the spell of the Crone. In the finale, Airk battled his sister in the name of evil, but she managed to bring him back from the brink, and the show left fans with high hopes for a second season…
While the Crone may have been defeated, it’s revealed that she was actually the Harbinger of the Wyrm, a much bigger threat, and she gave her mission to revive him to Airk before Kit rescued him. As the party prepares to leave the Immemorial City with Airk, Jade (Erin Kellyman) asks if they should go back and try to kill the Wyrm, but Willow (Warwick) insists they continue as the Wyrm will eventually try to punish them. for defeating the Crone. Airk points out that Immemorial City is impossible to leave, but Willow seems confident that the next leg of their journey will be successful. This isn’t the only tease for a possible second season, though. Earlier in the episode, Graydon (Tony Revolori) is thrown through a portal while trying to fight the Crone, and the rest of the party believe him dead. The episode’s final scene ends with an intense cliffhanger in which Graydon comes face to face with a very different Elora.
Waking up in the middle of an intense battle, Graydon is greeted by Elora, who is rocking a new haircut. At the head of a vast and terrifying army, she asks Graydon to help her “lead the world to my light”. It’s unclear if this is really Elora in some alternate dimension or in the future, but we’re not convinced Graydon should trust her. Could she be the Crone? We definitely hope a second season is confirmed so we can get some answers.
Besides the big cliffhanger, there are also other little questions that are left hanging in the air. Now that Elora isn’t married to Airk, will she reciprocate Graydon’s feelings? Will Jade choose to live with the Bone Reavers when the adventure is over? How will Kit continue to use the Kymerian cuirass? Showrunner Jonathan Kasdan recently spoke with ComicbookMovie.com and talked about the possibility of a second season.
“I hope so,” Kasdan shared. “We’re definitely working on it and I beg Kathy [Kennedy] because working with these actors and this crew of filmmakers on this show was the best experience. We still feel like there are a lot of stories and bigger places to visit.”
The first season of Willow now streaming on Disney+.