'Loki' TV Show: Disney Confirms New Marvel Show for Disney+ Streaming
Loki is the Asgardian god of mischief, but his rumored TV show is officially not a prank. A Loki television series starring Tom Hiddleston will premiere on Disney’s streaming service, which now has the title Disney+.
On Thursday, alongside news of a Cassian Andor series (basically a prequel to 2016’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), Disney announced an untitled live-action television series that follows the immensely popular Marvel villain Loki. Actor Tom Hiddleston, who first played the character in 2011’s Thor and recently “died” in Avengers: Infinity War, will reprise his film character for TV.
Little else is known about the series, which is especially interesting given that Loki was killed by Thanos in Infinity War. Is the new TV series a prequel (like the just-announced Cassian show), or will Loki return in Avengers 4? These are good questions Disney seems disinclined to answer, for now.
Among all these new shows is the other newsworthy item that Disney’s streaming service, which will use the Disney brand to compete with Netflix, now has the name “Disney+.”
It’s because of this service that Netflix/Marvel shows like Iron Fist and Luke Cage have been canceled, and why Disney ponied up $52.4 billion for 20th Century Fox for more intellectual properties and a diverse library of content.
Another Marvel TV show rumored for Disney+ is a Scarlet Witch series with Elizabeth Olsen. The status of that series remains a rumor.
There is no premiere date set for the Loki television series.