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Kathryn Hahn, Who Plays Witch Agatha, to Headline ‘WandaVision’ Spin-Off Show

Actor Kathryn Hahn will appear in a spin-off series based on the Marvel show WandaVision, which is being developed by Disney+, according to Variety. Hahn will reprise the role of Agatha Harkness in the new show.


WandaVision is itself a spin-off based on the Marvel superhero character Scarlet Witch.

Described as a dark-comedy, the upcoming spin-off series is an outcome of Jac Schaeffer’s overall deal with Marvel Studios and 20th Television, that was sealed in May. Schaeffer, who served as the creator on WandaVision, will write as well as executive produce the upcoming show.

Apart from WandaVision, Schaeffer has to her credit films like Marvel’s Black Widow and the animated short Olaf’s Frozen Adventure.

In WandaVision, Hahn played the role of the witch, who was initially just introduced as Wanda and Vision’s neighbour. According to the Marvel comics, she serves as a tutor to the the likes of Wanda Maximoff aka Scarlet Witch. Agatha also survived the Salem Witch Trials and later led witches of Salem and Massachusetts to fight against their persecution.

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight after the final episode was aired in March, Schaeffer had said, “In the early stages, she functioned as more of a mentor, and then as we got into the room and started really breaking down the episodes, it became clear that having more of a proper antagonist would serve the structure really well, so she increasingly moved in that direction.”

WandaVision is Marvel’s first spin-off show for television. It was followed by the release of other shows like The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and Loki.


WandaVision‘s first episode aired on Disney+ on January 15. It featured Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany as Wanda and Vision, respectively, alongside Hahn, Debra Jo Rupp, Fred Melamed, Randall Park, and Evan Peters, among others.

The story takes place in the aftermath of Avengers: Endgame.

WandaVision became Marvel’s first-ever show to be nominated for the Primetime Emmy Awards, and received nods in 23 categories, including Outstanding Lead Actor and Actress nominations for Bettany and Olsen, a Supporting Actress nod for Hahn, and one for Outstanding Limited Series.