Warwick Davis returns as titular wizard; Joanne Whalley is also back as Sorsha, daughter of Queen Bavmorda, Willow’s defeated nemesis from the film. Rool (Kevin Pollack) is thrilled to see his old friend in the trailer, happily dancing outside his house with a woman who looks far too young to be his wife, Kiaya (Julie Peters).
High Aldwin (Billy Barty) and Queen Bavmorda (Jean Marsh) are absent from the trailer; Barty died in 2000 and Marsh’s character was killed off at the end of the film. Madmartigan (Val Kilmer) is also nowhere to be seen – COVID initially stopped Kilmer from filming and Entertainment Weekly reported that throat cancer ultimately prevented him from resuscitating the character.
The teens who enlist Willow’s help are all played by actors who were not born when the original film premiered. Among them are Sorsha’s daughter Kit (Ruby Cruz), Kit’s best friend Jade (Erin Kellyman) and a repentant thief named Boorman (Amer Chadha-Patel). The swashbuckling Boorman features prominently in the trailer, which also features the requisite amount of sword fighting, castles, and dungeons. But it’s Rool who lets us all know what to expect from the show, cheerfully exclaiming to Willow, “Like the old days! Ha! To run! horses! Chaos! Chaos! Happy kissy ending.”