Loki director Kate Herron says she will not return for season 2

By Stephen Ippolito | July 16th, 2021

During the mid-credit scene of the season finale of Loki, it was finally announced that the Disney+ series would have a second season. Unfortunately, it’s been revealed that a critical member of the production team will not be back.

During an interview with Deadline, Kate Herron, who directed all six episodes of the first season, said she would not return for the second one.

“I’m not returning,” She admitted. “I always planned to be just on for this and to be honest, season 2 wasn’t in the — that’s something that just came out and I’m so excited. I’m really happy to watch it as a fan next season, but I just think I’m proud of what we did here and I’ve given it my all. I’m working on some other stuff yet to be announced.”

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When asked if the reason she would not be returning was because she’d be working on another project for Marvel Studios, she said:

“No, I’m just focused on my own stuff at the moment. I love Marvel and I’d love to work with them again, but my outing with Loki is what I’ve done with them.”

Fans will undoubtedly be saddened to hear this news. I’m sure though that her agent’s phone will constantly be ringing with job offers.

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When you direct an MCU film/show and succeed at it, many opportunities open. A perfect example of this was seen this week when it was revealed that WandaVision director Matt Shakman had been chosen to direct the next Star Trek film. I’m sure something similar will happen to her.

As for the second season of Loki, it hasn’t been announced when filming will begin or when it will even arrive on the Disney streaming service.

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