LOKI Director Kate Herron Explains Why She Decided Not To Return For The Show's Second Season

After doing an excellent job directing the first season of Loki, Kate Herron won't be returning to take the helm of the next batch of episodes, and the filmmaker has now explained her decision...

For many, Loki is still the best MCU-set Disney+ series (it's officially the most-watched, anyway) we've seen on the streaming service, so there was understandably a lot of disappointment when it was announced that director Kate Herron would not be returning to helm the second season.

At the time, Herron said she felt she'd taken the God of Mischief as far as she could and wanted to move on to other projects, and the filmmaker has now elaborated on her decision during an interview with Variety.

Herron reveals that she did have a “conversation” with Marvel Studios about potential returning before deciding that it "wasn't for her."

“I was on the show for like three years in total,” said the filmmaker. “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.”

Herron also addressed Doctor Who writer-producer Russell T. Davies recently blasting Loki's (Tom Hiddleston) coming out moment as a “ridiculous, craven, feeble gesture.” Herron, who identifies as queer herself, actually agreed that more needs to be done, but is still very proud of the scene.

“I don’t disagree that there should be bigger stories being told, but — and I think he has a right to his opinion — I’m very proud of what we did in the show. Russell is a hero of mine, but like I’ve said, I hope that we did at least open the door and that more stories will come.”

Loki season 2 is scheduled to begin shooting over the next few weeks. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness scribe Michael Waldron will not return, with Eric Martin, who penned "The Nexus Event" and "For All Time. Always" episodes, taking over as Head Writer.

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