With the release of Moon Knight, Marvel Cinematic Universe currently spawned six Disney+ shows, and only two of them were officially renewed for the second season — the animated series What If…? and Loki. The first season aired last summer, and the second season was confirmed in the post-credit scene of the season 1 finale. Although we will wait quite a while for the next season, the good news is that the second season is set to begin filming on June 6 in London, as the Production List confirmed.
Tom Hiddleston debuted as Loki in the first Thor movie back in 2011, and since then he became one of the most known fan-favorite characters. Although he started as the villain, Loki’s character development eventually turned him into an anti-hero. Loki was initially killed off in Avengers: Infinity War, and although his original version remained like that, Avengers: Endgame created an alternate reality in which Loki escaped the imprisonment after Battle of New York, which eventually led him to TVA and a meeting with Sylvie, which is another of the countless Loki variants across the Multiverse.
The Loki series introduced the Multiverse and the concept of variants into the MCU, which was more developed in Spider-Man: No Way Home and the latest MCU movie Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Although most Marvel shows now are created as limited series, Loki has the advantage that whatever happens in the timeline of the show will not affect the main MCU timeline, unless screenwriters decide otherwise, which opens a way for Loki to explore the worlds and adventures beyond the MCU as we know it.
Tom Hiddleston will return as the titular character, and Sophia Di Martino will return as Sylvie Laufeydottir. The first season ended with Sylvie killing He Who Remains, which opened the gates of the Multiverse that MCU will need to deal with now. Jonathan Majors, who played He Who Remains, will play the character’s evil variant Kang the Conqueror in next year’s Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumaina.
Loki Season 2 begins production next month. The second season’s premiere date is still TBA.