A new show based on the animated Wanda documentary to be produced by the British comics at ‘Project Blue Book’ studio
Kathryn Hahn has been cast in the cast of WandaVision, the upcoming dark-comedy TV series created by David Farr and Anthony Horowitz.
After bagging seven Emmys at the Creative Arts Emmy awards, Disney+ is said to be working on the spin-off that centres on Yoda’s step-daughter Wanda who flies to the Promised Land of Obi-Wan Kenobi’s planet, Oulu, in an attempt to find her dead father. She is aided by a cantankerous old wizard played by Greg Wise.
Horowitz and Farr are both on board as writers, with the latter also planning to direct. Walt Disney Studios produced the animated Wanda documentary to be shown on the company’s YouTube channel. The film’s combination of 3D, moving animation and thrilling action sequences form a dark reimagining of Walt Disney’s animated classic and was inspired by the original Wanda books by John Grogan, narrated by the late Sir Ian McKellen. It was the first animation directed by Oliver & Company’s Luke Ververich and Monty Piper.
According to Variety, the majority of development team behind WandaVision will be based at Project Blue Book – the brand that produces Cinemax’s mini-series The Knick and just broadcast A Conspiracy on US TV. Horowitz will write and direct the show while Farr is planning to direct.
Hahn will next be seen in the final season of Amazon’s Transparent, which kicks off in the UK on 8 September, as well as starring in the Lifetime series You and Christopher Landon’s Ghostbusters remake.