AGATHA: DARKHOLD DIARIES First Look Features Harkness' New Costume, Joe Locke's Character, & More

AGATHA: DARKHOLD DIARIES First Look Features Harkness' New Costume, Joe Locke's Character, & More AGATHA: DARKHOLD DIARIES First Look Features Harkness' New Costume, Joe Locke's Character, & More

A first look at Agatha: Darkhold Diaries has leaked online, giving us a glimpse of Harkness (Kathryn Hahn) in her new duds along with Joe Locke's character...

By MarkCassidy - Nov 24, 2023 09:11 PM EST
Filed Under: Agatha: Coven of Chaos

The recent steelbook release of WandaVision includes a first look at Agatha: Darkhold Diaries (formerly known as Agatha: Coven of Chaos), and the behind-the-scenes featurette has now been shared online.

The video spotlights Kathryn Hahn as the returning sorceress, who is sporting some new duds which look like they might be inspired by her later comic book appearances. We also see supporting cast members Ali Ahn, Patti LuPone, Sasheer Zamata, Aubrey Plaza, and Joe Locke, who is believed to be playing Wiccan.

The footage appears to confirm a previously leaked plot detail that Agatha and her allies will embark on a journey down the Witches' Road, which is a mystical plane of existence that only sorcerers are able to tread.

Check out the video below along with some screenshots, and let us know what you think in the comments section.

Darkhold Diaries will focus on powerful witch Agatha Harkness, who almost managed to defeat the Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) in the season finale of WandaVision before being bested and trapped in Westview in her "nosy neighbour Agnes" persona. Though Olsen is not expected to appear, there's speculation that Wanda might have something to do with Harkness' release and/or reformation following the events of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

Jac Schaeffer, who is under a joint overall deal with Marvel and 20th Television, will serve as writer and executive producer and will also helm multiple episodes along with Gandja Monteiro (Wednesday; The Chi) and Rachel Goldberg (Cloak & Dagger; Mayans M.C.)

"In the first episode, we see Agatha finally break out of a spell she has been trapped in," reads a recently released synopsis. "She can’t wait to go back to her old murderous ways only to find that she is powerless. The only way forward for her is to embark on a perilous quest to get her powers back with the help of an unlikely friend or two."

Agatha: Darkhold Diaries was originally supposed to premiere this year, but was pushed to October 2024 due to the SAG-AFTRA and WGA strikes, which were recently resolved.

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JobinJ - 11/24/2023, 9:21 PM
this looks terrible. get your shit together Marvel.
MyCoolYoung - 11/24/2023, 9:24 PM
@JobinJ - real question: what could you of seen from some stills that would make you say "this looks amazing"?
JDL - 11/25/2023, 12:45 AM
@JobinJ - Looks like it could be fun but then I try to judge after I've seen it.

As long as they get more realistic about D+ and what it can and can not deliver these shows will be fine. Also it's becomoing clear that will be more detached fronm the movies so that they won't be considered 'required viewing' as some feel that have been.
BraxtonHicks - 11/25/2023, 1:40 AM
I'm lost at what's the point of all this; Echo, Agatha, Eternals, Shang-Chi, She-Hulk, Marvel's, Moonknight...

There's other ways to introduce new characters but where's the new ideas? Echo and Agatha is just continuations with no addition to overall plot.
Apophis71 - 11/25/2023, 7:09 AM
@BraxtonHicks - The reason for any show on a streaming platform is the vast need for new content, idealy with brand appeal and a connected universe in a big brand like Star Wars or Marvel were perfect for that to fast track D+ to gain a strong foothold dominated by Netflix still with Amazon in close second. In regard to films and MCU specificaly what is the point of creating a cinematic universe if you only ever stick to three characters so as much reason to do Eternals and Shang-Chi as there was for GotG, Antman, Dr Strange etc etc.

VERY specific to the Marvels, a film that made as much as Captain Marvel did was always going to get a sequel regardless what factors led to it's ticket sales. As to fair critiues of it not being called Captain Marvel 2 and specifics of the plot etc that is a whole other thing :D

Folk need to make their mind up too if they want the TV stuff required viewing or not as nothing wrong with having stuff in universe not forwarding the plot of the film arc like the Netfli Marvel stuff was loosely alon with shows more closely connected but still not pushing the infinity plot like AoS and Agent Carter.

We also don't know if, where or how stuff could play into anything yet as there was no sign Antman was part of the Thanos plot and other than featuring one infinity stone no obvious way GotG would join forces with the Avengers either...

Where's the new ideas is the most questionable point, may not have worked out as intended but phase four and five have been WAY more diverse in tone and plot than the infinity saga was. Where in the infinity arc is ANYTHING like WandaVision or Moonknight, in fact in differing ways every single examle you listed were vastly different in so many ways to all that went before in the MCU which is kinda the definition of new ideas.

Fair to call out flaws and weigh in if they didn't work for you or consider them poor quality and all that but on the specific points of the why and where...
Apophis71 - 11/25/2023, 7:21 AM
@Apophis71 - reminder to self, overdue time to service the laptop, or get a new one, getting daft how bad the keyboard has gotten.
bobevanz - 11/25/2023, 7:49 AM
@JobinJ -
Apophis71 - 11/25/2023, 8:10 AM
@bobevanz - TBF with May, she was about the correct age for an Aunt for a high school Peter even if looked a lot younger. In prior live action she always looked more like a great Aunt with a likely HUGE age gap between her and Parker's Dad.

Fairer game to some degree with Agatha but magic glamour and all that, the character itself is still at least 250yrs old and logical ways to go the way they did for live action adaption (can do the comic accurate look if they wanted by allowing the glamour magic to weaken at any point).

I am not going there with Madame Web as so many questions over ALL of that and not seen it yet obviously and it all makes for a decent meme so... :D
BraxtonHicks - 11/25/2023, 3:41 PM
@Apophis71 - there's no point in an overarching plot if each story doesn't progress the arch toward the conclusion.

Iron man, Thor, Hulk, Capt America = Avengers.
Subsequent phases = Infinity War/ Endgame.
Antman is an outlier, single outlier toward Infinity War/Endgame.
Now how many outliers do we have?

Sure She-Hulk, Moonknight, Marvel's, Shang-Chi= New Avengers?

Ms Marvel, Bishop, Cassie, Wiccan, Speed = Young Avengers?

US Agent, Valentina, Ghost, Yelena = Thunderbolts?

Overall arching is what, Kang? These are instructions to new people with nothing moving the overall plot besides maybe 3 new team ups. Maybe?
Apophis71 - 11/25/2023, 4:04 PM
@BraxtonHicks - We are talking about a show that may not connect directly to the film arc...

However she show will likely fully intro Wiccan and Speed for a young avengers team but also we had little idea where GotG and Antman would lead to directly at first beyond guardians finding one of the infinity stones but not even keeping hold of it.

In a whole other way at first Spiderman and Black Panther's first films felt more spinoff in nature till we saw how they played into Infinity War. Sure they appeared in Civil War but then went off and did there own thing with Peter actively rejecting becoming an Avenger (even if we suspected he would join them in one of the last two films).

However getting back to the point you asked why, answer with specific regard to the show was a huge drive for a massive uptick in content creation regardless if it was part of the plan for the Avengers film or not, simple as. Qustion should be more if they were worth making if not directly part of the core plan for the conclusion of the arc and that is open to opinion I wasn't weighing into and depends on seeing this specific show to judge in this instance.

I do think by now we should have had a clearer picture where things are heading towards by now and what the connections will be. Should have been a phase capper team up of the new Avengers team for instance even if also building up a couple other teams along the way.
MyCoolYoung - 11/24/2023, 9:23 PM
If she was trying to hide she was a witch she's doing a poor job of that. Hoping for a good show. Kathryn has been good in everything I've seen her in
marvel72 - 11/24/2023, 9:23 PM
This makes me want to see Agatha:Darkhold Diaries now.
RolandD - 11/24/2023, 10:33 PM
@marvel72 - What have you been smoking and where can I get some?
Fogs - 11/25/2023, 5:04 AM
@marvel72 - but I didn't see any boobies, can you give the timeframe?
marvel72 - 11/25/2023, 7:46 AM
@RolandD -

marvel72 - 11/25/2023, 7:49 AM
@Fogs -

ScottPilgrim29 - 11/24/2023, 9:31 PM
Huge CW vibes
JobinJ - 11/24/2023, 9:40 PM
not this CW night before Christmas haunted halloween Munsters TV special looking garbage
ClintThaHamster - 11/25/2023, 10:35 AM
@JobinJ - A cell phone video of a TV screen showing behind the scenes footage might not represent the look of the finished product particularly well.
Origame - 11/24/2023, 9:40 PM
Well, considering she was the bad guy in wandavision for trying to remove the powers from someone using said powers to enslave an entire town, I wonder what she's gonna do now that she's actually a hero.

She'll probably burn a school down. Then Monica will come in like...

"They'll never know what you sacrificed for them"
GeneralZod - 11/25/2023, 12:27 AM
@Origame - I never figured out why Marvel Studios took a stalwart FF protagonist and supporting character like Agatha Harkness and made her a villain. Katherine Hahn is terrific, but why could they have casted her into a comic accurate antagonist such as Morgan La Fay or Enchantress?
JDL - 11/25/2023, 12:50 AM
@GeneralZod -
Because this aint the comics and that canon is disposable if needed when adapting a character. Obvious;y they wamted a witch for the show and Agatha was as close (not very) as they could get.
videovac - 11/25/2023, 1:00 AM
"Because this aint the comics and that canon is disposable if needed when adapting a character. Obvious;y they wamted a witch for the show and Agatha was as close (not very) as they could get." - @JDL

Why own a license just to stray so far away from the license? What is the point? Agatha Harkness...but is nothing like Agatha Harkness. Lex Luthor...but is nothing like Lex Luthor. Princess Zelda...you get the point.

Why do that?

You had a talking squirrel on screen. Someone like you would have defended a "creative" changing that talking squirrel into a human. There's always someone out there defending shitty-ass Hollywood ideas.

@GeneralZod and @Origame - y'all cool. 😎
JDL - 11/25/2023, 2:29 AM
@videovac - The only reason I can see is that the name Agatha Harkness has weight and anything totally unknown does not. This is in a way odd; seemingly the only people who know the name get pissed off by the use.
Apophis71 - 11/25/2023, 7:28 AM
@GeneralZod - Agatha was always a major part in the story related to the birth of the twins and Wanda coming to her full potential, sure they switched it around a lot but not like it was that random to include her in what they were going with...

...however the choices made, that she should be available for use possibly with F4, fully bringing in the twins sans Wanda in a place to do so and tying up loose ends/expanding on the magic corner of the MCU there is a decent bunch of reasons to go there with something like this.

Likely not going to be directly connecting to films or required viewing even if it does however so if no interest don't need to watch it and that is fine :D
bobevanz - 11/25/2023, 7:58 AM
@Origame - there's too much! Even Cap has been missing for 20 projects lol I say stop making Disney+ content
TheRationalNerd - 11/24/2023, 9:43 PM
Reminds me of Disney Twitches. lol Let's hurry and get this ish out of the way
garu - 11/24/2023, 10:02 PM
yikes
gmit92 - 11/24/2023, 10:09 PM
I know none of y'all will believe me, but I'm actually looking forward to this. LOVE everyone in this cast, it's like my gay dream come true. And as a big Billy/Wiccan fan, I'm hoping for good things there too.

Between him, Kathryn Hahn and Patti freaking LuPone joining the MCU, this is up there on most anticipated for me (and a bunch of other gays I know too lol) - and hey, maybe it was made for just us and others won't care for it. But I found Agatha to be interesting enough, and I'm curious to see whether they can make a show about her work and expand the mystic/witchcraft side of the MCU through her character/POV.

I dunno I'm hopeful (but also doubtful knowing Marvel's recent track record too - but loved Guardians, Loki and the Marvels so trying to remain hopeful)
MisterDoctor217 - 11/24/2023, 10:50 PM
@gmit92 -

I’m a homessential and I don’t like this.

I need Wiccan from the comics , Hulkling too.
ThouBear8 - 11/25/2023, 1:26 AM
@gmit92 - I think it's awesome that you're so excited for this. I'm not overly pumped for it, but Kathryn Hahn's performance in Wandavision alone merits giving this a chance imo.

At the very least, it should be a fun time. I do hope they'll stop changing the title of it tho. Feels like every time they mention it, it's being called something different.
Apophis71 - 11/25/2023, 7:17 AM
@gmit92 - Same, all for good Witchcraft based stuff, love the cast, all up for seeing the twins being brought in properly...

...I mean I want it to be GOOD too but even if it turns out meh probably be enough fun to pass some time with at home anyway with just Plaza and Hahn alone before going onto all the others actors on board who I've loved in almost everything I've seen them in.
mountainman - 11/25/2023, 8:21 AM
@gmit92 - I’m not interested in this one bit. I’m not gay, but I don’t really think my sexuality impacts the movies and shows I watch. I’m guessing this will be more niche content than a universal hit.
SonOfAGif - 11/25/2023, 2:45 PM
@mountainman - Your sexuality definitely impacts the movies and shows you watch. Do you watch Keeping up with the Kardashians, Basketball Wives, Barbie, And other female les projects? I'm not attacking you. Just asking a generic question.
mountainman - 11/25/2023, 2:55 PM
@SonOfAGif - I don’t but I have watched female led projects like Wonder Woman, Mad Max Fury Road, Queens Gambit, and Silo. I really don’t care about the gender of the stars of a show or movie as much as the writing, story, acting and concepts. My wife doesn’t watch those shows either- although she does watch some stuff that tends to have a higher female audience like Sister Wives or murder documentaries.

I get that different genres appeal to different people. My initial comment was tied specifically to the MCU. They have had multiple projects more aimed at women, like this appears to, that haven’t faired well. Maybe they should put a smaller investment into them since they aren’t providing as big of a return.
Elle79 - 11/26/2023, 7:07 PM
@SonOfAGif - only people obsessed with their “identity” let their sexuality substantially impact what they watch. And those that do are pretty pathetic and usually not very stable
SirDuckAlot - 11/24/2023, 10:09 PM
Looks like a Disney channel original
Matchesz - 11/25/2023, 2:27 AM
@SirDuckAlot - it basically is
Gabimaru - 11/24/2023, 10:20 PM
Damn this will put CW to shame!
DocSpock - 11/24/2023, 10:35 PM

My wife just got back from the store.

She said our neighbor's dog was barking at a squirrel up in their tree.

I didn't rush to see that either.

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