The cast of Marvel’s upcoming spinoff, Agatha: Coven of Chaos, continues to grow. Deadline reports that Saturday Night Live alum Sasheer Zamata has been cast for the upcoming series.

The Marvel show is currently in the works, with casting well underway.

SASHEER ZAMATA JOINS GROWING CAST OF AGATHA: COVEN OF CHAOS

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Details on the role Zamata is portraying are being kept under wraps. She joins the cast opposite Kathryn Hahn, who reprises her Emmy Award-nominated role as Agatha Harkness from last year’s acclaimed series, WandaVision. Aubrey Plaza has also been cast in the show, and Deadline reports she’s playing a “villainous” character.

Other cast members for the series include Ali Ahn, Maria Dizzia, and Emma Caufield Ford, who is reprising her role as Dottie from WandaVision. Deadline also notes that Ahn and Dizzia are said to be playing witches. WandaVision showed that Agatha Harkness has been alive for centuries. She was even once sentenced to death by her own coven for practicing dark magic.

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WandaVision creator and showrunner Jac Schaeffer is writing and executive producing Coven of Chaos for Marvel Studios. She’s currently working under a joint overall deal with Marvel Studios and 20th Century Television.

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Zamata worked a four-year stint for Saturday Night Live. She also appeared for on the Hulu series, Woke, which was canceled earlier this year after two seasons, portraying the reporter Ayana. She currently appears on the ABC series Home Economics as Denise. Additionally, Zamata has a one-hour stand-up comedy special due out later in 2023. Zamata also co-hosts the podcast Best Friends with her real-life pal, Nicole Byer.

Agatha: Coven of Chaos is expected to begin filming later this year. It’s slated for a Winter 2023 debut on Disney+. It does not yet have an official launch date. By the time it releases, the MCU will be well into Phase 5. Meanwhile, Phase 4 will include following the release of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, which arrives in theaters on Friday, Nov. 11, along with The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, which debuts on Disney+ on November 25.

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It looks like the cast of Agatha: Coven of Chaos is coming along nicely. Hahn was certainly a scene-stealer with her performance in WandaVision, and the cast is growing with some other talented thespians. The show also has a lot of potential to explore deeper into the world of magic, mysticism, and the supernatural of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

It will also be interesting to see where things pick up for Agatha Harkness following her fate at the end of WandaVision. Additionally, it’s comforting to see that Jack Schaeffer, who wrote WandaVision, is returning for this series. The series was an undoubted hit for Marvel and Disney+, earning 23 Primetime Emmy Award nominations and winning three, including one for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for the memorable theme song, “Agatha All Along.”

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If Aubrey Plaza is playing the villain as the trades suggests, there are a lot of great possibilities, so hopefully, she gets to play a cool and fun villain character for the MCU.

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Marvel’s Agatha: Coven of Chaos will stream exclusively on Disney+ later next year. What do you think of the casting news? Do you have any thoughts on who Sasheer Zamata could be playing in Agatha: Coven of Chaos? Are you looking forward to the series? Let us know what you think about the Marvel spinoff on the official Illuminerdi Twitter account.

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SOURCE: Deadline