Marvel’s ‘Loki’ limited series, one of the first Marvel Cinematic Universe projects coming to the forthcoming Disney+ streaming service, now has a showrunner: Michael Waldron. He is also the creator, an executive producer, and will write the pilot for the series.
Waldron is an Atlantan who went to Dan Harmon’s Starburns Industries to begin his screenwriting career. Also, he was the creator and showrunner for the writers’ room of the Starz pilot ‘Heels,’ about two rival brothers. (Sounds familiar.) Moreover, he is developing the Paramount series ‘Florida Man’ with Steven Soderbergh. Meanwhile, Waldron wrote the 2018 Black List sci-fi rom-com spec script ‘The Worst Guy of All Time (And the Girl Who Came to Kill Him).’ Lastly, he is both a writer and producer of the upcoming fourth season of Adult Swim’s ‘Rick and Morty.’
Tom Hiddleston is expected to reprise the role he’s been playing since 2011.
Details of the series according to The Hollywood Reporter:
“The show will follow Loki as the trickster and shapeshifter pops up throughout human history as unlikely influencer on historical events.”
This is only the beginning of the Marvel limited series on the Disney+ service. Jac Schaeffer (‘Captain Marvel,’ ‘Black Widow’) is the showrunner of ‘The Vision and Scarlet Witch.’ Falcon and Winter Soldier are also getting a limited series, with writer Malcolm Spellman (‘Our Family Wedding,’ ‘Empire’). The actors from the films will be reprising their roles for these projects. More series will surely be on the way, and announced over the course of the year.
The Disney+ streaming service will launch later this year.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter