Though a critically acclaimed hit, WandaVision is not coming back for a second season on Disney+.
Elizabeth Olsen, who played Wanda Maximoff in the Marvel Studios series, confirmed the news during the most recent installment of Variety’s Actor on Actor series with The Flight Attendant star Kaley Cuoco.
When Olsen asked when Cuoco would start filming the sophomore run of her HBO Max series, Cuoco returned the favor by asking Olsen if there would be a second season of WandaVision. Olsen quickly answered that there wouldn’t be another season of the MCU-set series, noting that “it’s definitely a limited series.”
After Cuoco suggested that The Flight Attendant was only supposed to be a limited series as well, Olsen responded, “I mean, I’m saying that. I don’t know. I mean, with Marvel, you can never say no. People die.”
When Cuoco expressed her disappointment over losing a “major scoop for the world,” Olsen shared that she would actually be “shocked” if Marvel renewed the series for season 2. Though WandaVision only lasted for one season, Olsen revealed that the series reminded her of how much she enjoys doing TV shows.
“The thing that I did learn through Sorry for Your Loss and WandaVision is that I love doing television,” the actress shared. “And I do miss, I think, the four-five-week experience of making a film – it just feels so exciting and like camp for a little bit. But I think this six-month experience of really hard work with the same people and it’s exhausting…it just feels really good.”
Olsen’s confirmation that WandaVision is not returning for a second season isn’t really a surprise, as the actress herself told People last January, before the show’s premiere, that “it’s a limited series” with a “beginning, middle, [and] end.”
In the same month, WandaVision creator Jac Schaeffer said that after its nine episodes, the series would feel “very complete,” implying that the show has a self-contained story arc. Also, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige previously went on the record to say that no WandaVision season 2 is planned. But fans will get a continuation of Wanda’s story in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which is set to be released on March 25th, 2022.
Set after the events of 2019’s Avengers: Endgame, WandaVision centered on Wanda and her lover Vision (Paul Bettany) as they live in an idyllic suburban life in the town of Westview, New Jersey, while trying to conceal their true natures. As their surroundings begin to move through different decades and they encounter various television tropes, the couple suspects that things are not as they seem.
At the 2021 MTV Movie + TV Awards, WandaVision won four awards: Best Show, Best Fight, Best Villain, and Best Performance in a Show for Olsen.