Kate Herron (Sex Education), director and executive producer of the Disney+ original series Loki, is not returning to work on the recently renewed second season. In an interview with Deadline on Friday, Herron revealed the surprising news.
Herron explained her reasoning for why she won’t be coming back for the second season, telling Deadline: “I’m not returning. I always planned to be just on for this, and to be honest, Season 2 wasn’t in the — that’s something that just came out, and I’m so excited. I’m really happy to watch it as a fan next season, but I just think I’m proud of what we did here and I’ve given it my all. I’m working on some other stuff yet to be announced.”
Loki just aired its season one finale this past Wednesday, where it simultaneously announced its second season renewal during the end credits. Running for a total of six episodes, Tom Hiddelston (The Night Manager) reprised his role as the beloved trickster God. He co-starred alongside Owen Wilson (Midnight in Paris), Sophie Di Martino (Into the Badlands), Wunmi Mosaku (Lovecraft Country), and Gugu Mbatha-Raw (The Morning Show).
Herron directed the entirety of the first season, and when asked by Deadline if she would ever consider working on a Marvel film in the future, she said: “No, I’m just focused on my own stuff at the moment. I love Marvel and I’d love to work with them again, but my outing with Loki is what I’ve done with them.”
As of now, season two of Loki is shrouded with secrecy. Herron is also in the dark where the second season is concerned, with no information to offer about which direction the series is headed. In addition to directed Loki, Herron’s other television credits include directing multiple episodes of the Netflix original series Sex Education and Daybreak.