Marvel's 'Loki' series will debut on Disney+ starting June 11

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The long-awaited "Loki" series, which takes place after the events of "Avengers: Endgame," stars Tom Hiddleston and arrives June 11 on Disney+.
Fan favorite Marvel villain Loki is making his debut on Disney+ on June 11.

The long-awaited "Loki" series, which takes place after the events of "Avengers: Endgame," stars Tom Hiddleston in the title role and will feature Owen Wilson.

The series centers on an alternative version of Loki that escaped the Avengers' custody during their attempted "time heist." The main iteration of the character was killed by Thanos in the early minutes of "Avengers: Infinity War."

Loki, the adopted brother of Thor, has been a staple in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since the first "Thor" film back in 2011. He started a villain, driven to destroy his brother and enslave Earth out of jealousy and ambition. However, over the course of a decade of films, the character became more of an anti-hero and, before his death in "Infinity War," had been redeemed for his previous actions.

"Loki" the series sees the character morphed back to his villainous roots. Having split from the official timeline, the Loki the audience will see is fresh from his defeat in the first "Avengers" film, where he had led an alien army into battle in New York City in an attempt to become the planet's ruler.

The series is expected to contain six episodes and follow this new Loki as he comes up against the Time Variance Authority (TVA), an organization that monitors the multiverse. The show has been dubbed a "crime thriller" and early teaser trailers show Loki wreaking havoc across the universe.

A second season is already in development.

"Loki" will arrive in weekly installments just like "The Mandalorian" and "WandaVision."

These weekly episode drops have been a smart move for Disney. Not only does it keep subscribers…
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