When Disney announced that Marvel would be producing shows for their upcoming streaming service Disney+, fans were eager to hear what characters would be receiving their own series. One of the shows that has been announced is Loki starring Tom Hiddleston, who has played the character since 2011’s Thor. Hiddleston has since become a familiar face to the franchise, returning for 2012’s The Avengers as well as the Thor sequels. His last appearance was in Avengers: Infinity War where he was killed at the hands of the Mad Titan himself, Thanos. Now, the series has a showrunner.
Michael Waldron (Rick and Morty) has been tapped to write the pilot as well as act as show creator and executively produce the series. He is also known for his sci-fi, romantic comedy titled The Worst Guy of All Time (And the Girl Who Came to Kill Him) and he is currently working on Florida Man with Steven Soderbergh for Paramount TV and is writing-producing on the upcoming season of the aforementioned Cartoon Network series Rick & Morty.
While no plot details or synopsis have been released, THR has reported that the series will follow Loki as the trickster and shapeshifter popping up throughout human history as an unlikely influencer on historical events. Other series being currently developed for the streaming service are The Vision and Scarlet Witch as well as a team-up series starring Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan as Falcon and The Winter Soldier respectively. None of the shows have release dates.
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