‘Loki’ Director Kate Herron Reveals What She’s Most Excited To See in Season 2

Loki has been one of the most popular shows of 2021. The Disney+ series is one of several original programs Marvel released this year, along with Wandavision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.

The limited series features Marvel journeyman Tom Hiddleston, but it also included an array of new faces, including director Kate Herron. Herron has received a ton of praise for her work on season one of Loki, but she recently announced that she won’t be involved with season two. 

However, even though she won’t have a hand in the creative development of the show she’s still very excited to see what happens next. 

Kate Herron knew she wanted to work on ‘Loki’ after watching ‘Thor’

Tom Hiddleston speaks onstage during Comic-Con International 2013
Tom Hiddleston speaks onstage during Comic-Con International 2013 | Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Herron initially became interested in Loki after watching Tom Hiddleston’s performances in previous Marvel films. After seeing the range and complexity of the character, she knew she wanted to sign on. 

“I’ve always been a fan. It’s how I got the job because I saw Tom [Hiddleston] in Thor, and I was like, “Oh, this is such an interesting interpretation of the character,”  she told Elle. “I was just so excited with what Kevin Feige was doing with him in the MCU, and I think Tom’s performance brought such empathy and wit and charisma to this amazing character.

Episode 6 of ‘Loki’ was very important to Kate Herron 

Everyone who watched Loki has their own favorite moment from the series, but Herron’s is unique. She pointed to a specific moment in episode six that was more important to her than many others in the show. 

“So there’s a shot of Loki in episode six that was so important to me. It’s toward the end when [Sylvie has pushed him back through the TemPad portal] and we push in really slowly on him because he’s gone on this amazing journey. He found someone he connected with, and he looks heartbroken. But it was important to show that “Lokis always survive,” and so you have that moment where he collects himself and thinks, No. I still have fight. And I’m going to fight,” she said.

Kate Herron can’t wait to see what happens in season 2 of ‘Loki’

Now that she’s no longer involved with the creative development of Loki, Herron can’t wait to see what the next director does with Loki. 

“For me, I’m excited to see, where is Loki? Where are they going to take him? We’ve done so much groundwork in his character, I’m just excited because I feel like there’s so much more about his identity to be explored,” she said. 

Herron is also excited to see what happens to all of the characters she’s developed over the course of the season. 

“And then all these amazing other characters we have: Where did Ravonna go? Who is B-15? Where are Mobius and Sylvie? We leave her in the Citadel, and she looks shell-shocked and full of pain, and she’s on a much earlier part of her journey [than Loki] in terms of self-healing, so I think it’ll be really fun to see where she ends up going. I’m really proud to have been part of Loki’s story. I gave it everything in my heart and my soul. I’m excited to see what fresh eyes will bring,” she said.

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