May 5, 2021
The Disney+ streaming service is moving up the premiere date for Marvel Studios’ “Loki” series to Wednesday, June 9. That’s two days earlier than the previously announced June 11 release date of the first episode. New episodes of “Loki” are also apparently slated for subsequent Wednesdays.
Disney+ typically releases new content on Fridays, with episodic programming presented week to week.
The six-episode series follows Loki (Tom Hiddleston), the God of Mischief and brother of Thor, after his escape from captivity in an alternate timeline seen in Avengers: Endgame, as he comes up against the Time Variance Authority, a bureaucratic organization that monitors reality. Faced with the prospect of being eliminated from existence as a “time variant” anomaly, Loki is offered a chance to help fix the timeline and protect it from a greater threat.
The cast also includes Owen Wilson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Sophia Di Martino, Wunmi Mosaku and Richard E. Grant.
The announcement of the date change was made by Hiddleston in a YouTube video posted May 5, in which he declares that “Wednesdays are the new Fridays.”