Thor's brother Loki, the god of mischief, is getting his own TV show on Disney+, so here's everything we know about it so far. Tom Hiddleston has so far played Loki in six Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, starting with 2011's Thor and most recently appearing in Avengers: Endgame during a "time heist" that revisited the events of The Avengers. Loki has been everything from an untrustworthy ally to an outright villain in the Marvel movies, but now he'll be the star of his very own series.
Last Updated: November 8, 2019
Loki's showrunner is Michael Waldron, who previously worked on Community and Rick and Morty, so we can probably expect him to bring some comedy elements to the show. Currently Loki is being planned as a miniseries, but there's always the possibility of a continuation into multiple seasons if it proves successful.
He may be a rascal, but Loki is as well-loved as any of the Avengers (perhaps even more), and fans are eager to see him back on the screen. From release date information to plot details, here's everything we know about Loki so far.
Loki TV Show Release Date
Disney+ is set to launch in the United States on November 12, 2019, but Loki won't be available on the streaming service immediately. In fact, the show is still quite a long way off. Along with WandaVision, Loki won't premiere until sometime in spring 2021. The Falcon & The Winter Soldier, starring Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan, will precede those two series by arriving in fall 2020.
Loki TV Show Story Details
Fans who watched Loki die (admittedly not for the first time) in Avengers: Infinity War may be confused by him returning in a TV show - but it's easily explained. According to the official synopsis, Loki follows Thor's unruly (adopted) brother as he "pops up throughout human history as [an] unlikely influencer on historical events." This is made possible by starring the version of Loki from the Avengers: Endgame timeline where he escaped Avengers custody with the Tesseract, enabling him to interfere with human history via his own means of time travel. As a preview, the first image from the show confirmed that one episode will see Loki popping up in 1975 - based on Jaws playing in theaters.
Loki TV Show Cast
It's still early days for Loki, which isn't set to begin filming until early 2020. Unsurprisingly, there hasn't been any news regarding supporting cast members. Hiddleston will obviously reprise his role as Loki and function as the series' lead, and it would be surprising if Chris Hemsworth didn't at least drop in for a cameo, given his love of side projects like Team Thor.
Loki TV Show Connects to Thor 4 & Doctor Strange 2
While this hasn't been officially confirmed by Marvel, reports suggest that the Loki TV show will directly set-up the events of Thor: Love and Thunder by seeing Loki somehow return to the main MCU timeline, with an alternate version of Mjolnir in tow. This will reportedly be used to facilitate Jane Foster's transformation into The Mighty Thor. Additionally, Disney boss Bob Iger recently revealed that Loki will connect somehow to Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, another spring 2021 release. What form that connection will take remains to be seen.