Loki to get six 1-Hour episodes in Disney +; to be directed by Kate Herron
The six-episode series will take place after the events of Avengers: Endgame and explore a different version of the story, with the God of mischief at its centre
Kate Herron will serve as the director on Marvel Studios’ six-episode, six-hour Loki series headed to Disney+, Disney announced Friday during the D23 Expo.
Herron has served as the director on television mini-series, Five by Five, and has directed four episodes of Netflix original series, Sex Education. This marks her first collaboration with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which killed off Tom Hiddleston’s trickster demigod in Avengers: Infinity War.
The six-episode series will take place after the events of Avengers: Endgame and explore a different version of the story, with the God of mischief at its centre.
Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige said the series is a "remarkably ambitious" project as he introduced Herron and head writer Micheal Waldron at D23 Expo here.
"We are taking Loki to an entirely new part of the MCU," Herron said.
"The show is going to explore questions that we all have. Where did Loki go after he picked up Tesseract in 'Endgame'? Could Loki ever make a friend? Will the sun shine on him again?" Waldron added.
Concept art exhibited during a Disney+ presentation in April showed Loki wandering the streets of 1975 — as evidenced by a prominent billboard advertising summer blockbuster Jaws — supporting early details that said the spinoff series will follow Thor’s (Chris Hemsworth) troubled adopted brother “throughout human history as unlikely influencer on historical events.”
“I wish that I could be there with you but I can’t,” Hiddleston said in a video message aired at D23. “It’s your boundless enthusiasm and your support that means Loki still has more story left to tell. It will never stop surprising and delighting me that you think he’s cool.” Hiddleston promised Loki’s journey has “only just begun.”
Loki premieres exclusively on Disney+ as part of Marvel Studios’ Phase 4 in spring 2021.