Kate Herron directed all six episodes of Loki, which stands as the most-watched Marvel series on Disney+. Fans were a little surprised to learn that Herron wouldn’t be returning for Loki season 2.
While speaking with Variety, Kate Herron explained just why she decided to sit out season 2 of Loki.
I was on the show for like three years in total. I just felt like I poured everything into it. It’s almost like a campfire story that every filmmaker kind of brings their take and their perspective. I just felt like I gave so much to this. I was like, ‘You know what, I feel like this was my effort for ‘Loki.’ I felt like having someone new and with fresh eyes — that, for me, is what will make a good season.
That’s a lot of time to put into anything, but it should be fun seeing what some fresh eyes will bring. Speaking of those fresh eyes, Loki season 2 will be directed by Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead. The duo recently helmed several episodes of Moon Knight. Eric Martin will be taking over as head writer for season 2 from Michael Waldron, who will continue to serve as an executive producer.
Production on Loki season 2 is expected to begin very soon. During a recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Tom Hiddleston confirmed that the “whole cast” is returning. It remains to be seen just who that will be, but the first season of Loki also starred Owen Wilson as Mobius M. Mobius, Sophia Di Martino as Sylvie, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Ravonna Renslayer, and Wunmi Mosaku as Hunter B-15. Before Loki returns, the next Marvel Cinematic Universe TV series will be Ms. Marvel on June 8th.