Disney+ has proved to be an incredibly savvy investment by the media empire since its debut last year. Not only did the platform allow them to receive the lion’s share of the profits from their work by hosting the content themselves, it also allowed them to begin producing more original content in different formats. The Mandalorian saw the birth of Baby Yoda and countless corresponding memes, and the Avengers franchise has found a new life on the platform as well. WandaVision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier saw the continuation of the franchise after Avengers: Endgame in 2019 seemingly brought it to an end, to the surprise and pleasure of countless diehard fans. Another series specifically has really captured audience’s attention: Loki starring Tom Hiiddleston has cast the titular villain in a new light, and has done such a good job of it already that it has already been renewed for a second season.
Introduced in the 2011 film Thor, Hiddleston immediately struck a chord with fans when he was cast as the film’s villain, Loki. His intelligently menacing yet quirky demeanor was perfect for the film’s comedic tone without compromising its authenticity, allowing Loki to stand out amongst the rest of the franchise’s villains especially. As a result, the villain has earned himself a self-titled series that allows Hiddleston to explore the psyche of everyone’s favorite villain in a new light. Loki was an immediate success amongst fans when it premiered on Disney+ last month, and now we have confirmation that a second season is on its way. Details surrounding the next season remain sparse, however it is currently expected to release sometime in 2023.
Loki has quickly proven itself as, arguably, the most valuable asset Disney+ currently has. Only a month after its debut the series is being renewed for a second season, and for good reason given the attention it has garnered in that short timespan. Though they lost their director in Kate Herron, who was lauded for her work on the first season, it definitely appears as though Loki is still more than salvageable. While the wait for the next season may be a bit longer than some expected, if it can live up to the first it will be more than worth the wait.