“Loki” will return for a second season. In typical Marvel fashion, the show’s renewal was announced in the form of a quick mid-credits scene included in “Loki” Episode 6, in which an unseen Time Variance Authority worker stamps a Loki case file with a message confirming that there will, indeed, be a “Loki” Season 2. The announcement makes “Loki” the first of Marvel’s live-action Disney+ series to return for a second season, with neither “WandaVision” nor “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” currently expected to air any additional seasons. It’s not the only Marvel Disney+ series that will run for at least two seasons, though, with a second season of the studio’s upcoming animated series, “What If…?,” already in the works.
Marvel had teased prior to its Disney+ premiere that there was a chance “Loki” could exist beyond just one season, with Marvel Studios VP of Production & Development Nate Moore telling IndieWire in April 2021 that “there’s a lot of storytelling in ‘Loki’ that’s really irreverent and clever and cool, but also lends itself to multiple seasons in a way where it’s not a one-off.” Nevertheless, the knowledge that “Loki” Season 2 was always a possibility doesn’t take away from how exciting and unexpected the mid-credits announcement is.
That’s especially true considering how “Loki” Episode 6 concludes, with the God of Mischief (Tom Hiddleston) seemingly stranded in an alternate reality where Kang the Conqueror (Jonathan Majors) is the leader of the TVA. As a matter of fact, the episode ends with a number of “Loki” characters entering into uncertain territory, so much so that the episode might have been difficult to digest if it were the series’ last. The fact that it’s not just means “Loki” fans will have a lot to think and speculate about while waiting for the show’s Season 2 premiere.