When season 1 of “Loki” wrapped up with a shocking cliffhanger, introducing one variant of the fearsome Kang (Jonathan Majors) and ending with Sylvie’s fateful decision to kill the self-styled “He Who Remains” and unleash chaos upon the multiverse, there was simply no telling where the next stage of the timeline-hopping tale would take us next. Upon returning to the TVA, if you remember, Loki realized to his dismay that Sylvie’s impulsive actions had already fractured the sacred timeline into pieces. In addition to the massive statue of Kang that suddenly appeared in the TVA lobby, none of his former acquaintances seem to remember him at all — meaning that the entire season of buddy comedy antics we enjoyed between Loki and Owen Wilson’s TVA agent Mobius might as well not even have happened.
Between this new trailer and the exclusive footage screened for D23, we know that Hiddleston, Di Martino, Wilson, and apparently the entire returning cast will be joined by Ke Huy Quan in a brand-new role as what appears to be a TVA specialist and “Blindspotting” star Rafael Casal. As for the behind-the-scenes crew, season 1 head writer Michael Waldron will be stepping back to an executive producer role, allowing staff writer Eric Martin to take the top job this time around. Meanwhile, “Something in the Dirt” and “Moon Knight” directors Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson are slated to direct an unspecified number of episodes of “Loki” season 2, as well.
The series is set to debut on Disney+ on October 6, 2023.