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Marvel Studios' 'AGATHA ALL ALONG': Cast Breakdown

Updated: 5 days ago

Marvel's upcoming WandaVision spin-off Agatha All Along (formerly known as House of Harkness, Coven of Chaos and Darkhold Diaries) is a dream come true for fans who love the magic corner of the MCU.

Left-Right: Debra Jo Rupp, Ali Ahn, Sasheer Zamata, Patti LuPone, Kathryn Hahn and Joe Locke. © Marvel Studios

When Agatha first got announced in November 2021, so many were surprised that Agatha Harkness would have her own show. I believe it was inevitable as WandaVision was Marvel Studios' most critically acclaimed project to date. The series garnered 23 Emmy nominations and even secured a Grammy nomination.


Although there isn't an official release date for Agatha yet, I have previously uncovered the tentative release date for the series alongside a synopsis and cast list. According to U.S. Copyright Office, the current release date for Agatha is September 19. It is not a surprise that Marvel/Disney want to release this witchy series with horror elements during Halloween season. The synopsis of the series in the same listing reads as:


In the first episode we see Agatha finally break out of a spell she has been trapped in. 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.

This comes off as a surprise to those who have thought Agatha would get a redemption arc, or she was simply evil because of the Darkhold, the book of the damned. We will see that is hardly the case in Agatha.


THE CAST OF AGATHA


Kathryn Hahn as Agatha Harkness / Agnes
Kathryn Hahn as Agatha Harkness. © Getty and Marvel Studios.

A powerless Agatha who is ready to whatever it takes to get her powers back will be the center of the series while getting chased by some rightfully angry enemies, The Salem Seven. She will not be alone in her journey to get her powers back. She will be accompanied by Joe Locke's Teen / Billy and some other witches.





Joe Locke as Teen / Billy
Joe Locke as Teen/Billy. © Rollacoaster and Marvel Studios

Although Locke's character is listed as Teen on the copyright website, a stand-in resume revealed Locke would be portraying Teen / Billy. It seems like Marvel is taking the Agnes route in WandaVision for this character with a reveal at some point in the series. Teen's real identity and his connection to Wanda Maximoff's son Billy Maximoff will be revealed. And, no, the penultimate episode isn't a flashback episode this time. At least it is what I am hearing...


Aubrey Plaza as Rio Vidal

Aubrey Plaza is set to play a witch named Rio in Agatha. Several sources have mentioned Rio as a green witch, and she has a connection with Earth and life itself. Rio is expected to have an antagonistic presence in the series, however she is not the main villain.






Patti LuPone as Lilia Calderu. © Variety and Marvel Studios
Patti LuPone as Lilia Calderu

The Broadway legend is also portraying a witch in Agatha. LuPone is set to portrayed Lilia Calderu in the series. In the featurette released in WandaVision Steelbook, Lilia is seemingly running a psychic shop. LuPone herself also revealed a lot about her character on The View :

It’s a coven of witches, and I play Lilia Calderu, who apparently is in the Marvel world. I researched her, she’s hot, she’s really hot, she’s got a great body and hair. I didn’t know there were witches, I didn’t know anything about the Marvel world. There are witches in the Marvel world. So, we are a coven of witches and the witches are: Kathryn Hahn, Aubrey Plaza, and [a] Familiar — if anybody knows Heartstopper — is Joe Locke.
a 450-year-old Sicilian witch whose power is divination and whose trial is tarot.
Image: Scarlet Witch Updates

I believe LuPone referred to Locke's character as a "Familiar" to keep the actual role a secret.


Tarot cards are also going to be a big part of the series, tarot designs were even used on crew merch. We can expect the official merch to feature tarot designs as well.





Sasheer Zamata as Jennifer Kale / Jen
Sasheer Zamata as Jennifer Kale. © Kim Newmoney & Marvel Studios

Zamata is set to portray the fan-favorite comic book character Jennifer Kale. Jen is one of the witches joining Agatha in her journey in The Witches' Road, a dangerous dimension where you can reportedly enter with a coven by singing a song. Jen is also rumored to run a skincare shop in the series.





Ali Ahn as Alice Wu
Ali Ahn as Alice Wu. © Adela Loconte and Marvel Studios

Ahn is playing a witch named Alice in the series. Alice is seemingly a security guard at a mall according to set pictures released a while ago. Since Lilia's specilization is divination and she is running a psychic shop, it would be safe to assume Alice's specilization could be protection related.






Debra Jo Rupp as Sharon Davis / Mrs. Hart
Debra Jo Rupp as Sharon Davis. © Berkshire Magazine and Marvel Studios

WandaVision regular Sharon Davis seems to be joining the coven in their journey through The Witches' Road. I heard the character is comic-relief and is not in the series for too long. It is also rumored that she is not actually a witch in Agatha, I can say I heard similar things about the character.






Miles Guiterrez-Riley as Eddie
Miles Guiterrez-Riley. © LA Confidential Magazine and Marvel Studios

Miles Guiterrez-Riley is reportedly portraying Billy's boyfriend Eddie in Agatha. I heard Eddie doesn't have much screentime, however it is very clear they are actually in a relationship and they clearly love each other very much. He should appear in around two episodes.






Paul Adelstein and Maria Dizzia as Jeff and Rebecca Kaplan

Maria Dizzia. © Getty and Marvel Studios
Paul Adelstein


Young Avengers Vol. 1 #7. © MARVEL

The Illuminerdi previously revealed that Maria Dizzia would be portraying Billy's mother Rebecca Kaplan. I also revealed that I heard Paul Adelstein was portraying Billy's father Jeff Kaplan in Agatha. Both characters have limited screentime, similar to Eddie's screentime. They are as supportive as their comic book counterparts.






Emma Caulfield-Ford as Dottie Jones/Sarah Proctor
Emma Caulfield-Ford as Sarah Proctor. © Marvel Studios

When WandaVision was airing, the fans were expecting Dottie to be a witch, however it turned out to bea red herring. With Agatha announcement, those theories resurfaced again, but it seems like Dottie/Sarah will not be anything more than a Westview citizen here as well.




Evan Peters as Ralph Bohner
Evan Peters as Ralph Bohner/Fietro. © ICON Magazine and Marvel Studios

Yes, Evan Peters is returning as Ralph Bohner. No, they are not retconning anything about his character in Agatha. I know many people were disappointed with the reveal of Peters as Ralph Bohner and they wanted him to be Quicksilver desperately, however it seems like Marvel is sticking to their plan to keep him as Ralph. His appearance is also very short.



Kate Forbes as Evanora Harkness
Kate Forbes as Evanora Harkness. © Marvel Studios

Kate Forbes returns as Agatha's mother Evanora in the series. Since we have seen Agatha kill her in WandaVision, this must be a flashback, or they might find another way to bring her into the narrative. Only time will tell...





The Salem Seven

A while back I exclusively shared the rest of The Salem Seven actresses and the animals their characters would turn into.


While Okwui Okpokwasili's addition to the cast was revealed, her character was unknown. She will be portraying Vertigo, the head of The Salem Seven. Vertigo and her coven are reportedly the daughters of the witches Agatha killed in WandaVision. They are rightfully seeking revenge against Agatha. This coven of witches can also turn into animals:


  • Okwui Okpokwasili: Cicada

  • Bethany Curry: Crow

  • Athena Perample: Fox

  • Marina Mazepa: Snake

  • Britta Grant: Rat

  • Chau Naumova: Coyote

  • Alicia Vela-Bailey: Owl



Some more witches?
Left-Right: Holly Bonney, Nadia Robertson and Chloe Camp. © IMDB

Holly Bonney portrays a tavern witch. However, I heard there was not a tavern scene in Agatha. It is likely that she could show up in the secret special episode.


Nadia Robertson portrays a witch with a coven either in the series or in the special.


Chloe Camp is another addition. She will likely play younger version of a witch or Billy's friend. First one is more likely, in my opinion.


Westview Citizens
Left-Right: Ali Asif as Abilash Tandon, David Lengel as Harold Proctor, David Payton as John Collins, Amos Glick as Dennis and Brian Brightman as Sheriff Miller. © IMDB and Marvel Studios

Some Westview citizens return briefly in Agatha: Ali Asif as Abilash Tandon, David Lengel as Harold Proctor, David Payton as John Collins, Amos Glick as Dennis and Brian Brightman as Sheriff Miller.

 

When to expect a teaser/announcement

Joe Locke via Instagram

We could possibly get a teaser, or a poster, or a release date on May 14 at Disney Upfronts. While it is not guaranteed, it is an event Marvel has previously shared first looks and dates at. I believe Marvel/Disney will wait until D23 in August to release a full length trailer, but this is just a speculation on my part.


I heard teaser has been ready for a while and it included Detective Agnes, which is the main focus on the first episode and is inspired by Mare of Easttown. My source also told me the the footage with Detective Agnes had film noir vibes. Time will tell whether it is true or not, hopefully we find it out this Tuesday at Disney Upfronts.


Agatha will premiere on Disney+ this Fall.


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