By Andie Hagemann
Disney Branded Television’s Peabody Award-winning series The Owl House debuts the first of its final specials Saturday, October 15, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, with a simulcast on Disney Channel and Disney XD. Created and executive produced by Dana Terrace, the 44-minute specials follow Luz (voiced by Sarah-Nicole Robles) as she journeys to save the Boiling Isles from the evil Emperor Belos (voiced by Matthew Rhys) and the unpredictable Collector (voiced by Fryda Wolff). The following two installments will premiere in 2023.
Picking up immediately following the events of the season two finale, the first special, “Thanks to Them,” finds Luz and her friends stuck in the human realm and willing to go to daring lengths to return to the Boiling Isles.
The Owl House follows Luz, a self-assured teenage girl who stumbles upon a portal to a magical realm where she befriends a rebellious witch, Eda (voiced by Wendie Malick), and a tiny warrior, King (voiced by Alex Hirsch). Despite not having magical abilities, Luz pursues her dream of becoming a witch by serving as Eda’s apprentice at the Owl House and ultimately finds a new family in an unlikely setting. In 2021, the series won the prestigious Peabody Award in the Children & Youth category for “building a wildly inventive other world that makes room for everyone.”
The voice cast also includes Hirsch as Hooty, Issac Ryan Brown as Gus, Tati Gabrielle as Willow, Mae Whitman as Amity, Cissy Jones as Lilith, and Zeno Robinson as Hunter.
Wade Wisinski also serves as a producer with Terrace. Andy Garner-Flexner is the art director. The Owl Houseis a production of Disney Television Animation and carries a TV-Y7 FV parental guideline.
Extensions for The Owl House include apparel and phone accessories that are available at Amazon.com/DisneyChannel, as well as two children’s books inspired by the series from Disney Publishing Group: The Owl House: Witches Before Wizards and The Owl House: Hex-cellent Tales from The Boiling Isles, both available at www.DisneyBooks.com.