Chalk up another win for going broke in the woke vs. broke sweepstakes.
According to a Thursday report from Hollywood trade publication Deadline, Disney is set to retire a number of its biggest series from its streaming platform, Disney+ — including a high-profile, woke-ified remake of “Willow,” the 1988 Ron Howard-directed swords-and-sorcery movie.
Disney had previously announced that it was set to take a “content impairment charge,” or tax writ-down — which totals $1.5 billion to $1.8 billion — in an earnings call on May 10. The series will be removed for the foreseeable future on May 26.
“Disney is the latest media company to purge content from its streaming platforms in a cost-cutting measure as the industry is rethinking costs and strategy in that arena with a renewed focus on profitability. Warner Bros. Discovery removed a slew of series from HBO Max, with AMC and Showtime also undergoing a similar scale back,” Deadline