Loki Season 2 premiere pushed up with new episodes now releasing on Disney+ every Thursday

Loki Season 2 will now debut exclusively on Disney+ on Thursday, October 5, with new episodes also now releasing every Thursday evening.
LOKI, Season 2, exclusively on Disney+. © 2023 MARVEL.
LOKI, Season 2, exclusively on Disney+. © 2023 MARVEL. /

Marvel Studios is messing with the timeline and will now release Season 2 of Loki earlier than previously announced. Originally scheduled to debut on Disney+ on Friday, October 6, the highly anticipated second season will now premiere on the streaming platform on Thursday, October 5.

Fans can tune into the first episode when it launches exclusively on Disney+ starting at 6:00 p.m. PT / 9:00 p.m. ET. Additionally, Disney announced that all subsequent episodes in Loki Season 2 will also be released on Thursday evenings at 6:00 p.m. PT.

Loki now joins Ahsoka as the second major Disney+ show to release in the 6:00 p.m. PT / 9:00 p.m. ET time slot. Previously, new episodes would drop at midnight.

We don't know if this is a permanent move by Disney but it would seemingly make more sense to release new episodes at a more reasonable time. This gives fans something to watch and then talk about the next day, creating more buzz and chatter online.

In addition to announcing the date change, Disney also shared a new featurette for Loki Season 2. Returning stars Tom Hiddleston, Sophia Di Martino and series newcomer Ke Huy Quan, along with executive producer Kevin R. Write, talk about the anticipation and build up towards the sophomore season of the hit show.

Picking up after the events of the shocking season finale, the God of Mischief now finds himself in a battle for the soul of the Time Variance Authority. The official trailer, released back in July, teased an even crazier time-bending adventure in which Loki and Agent Mobius investigate the origins of the Multiverse.

As teased in the recent featurette though, Season 2 will also explore what heroicism looks like for a character that has forever been viewed as a villain in the MCU.

With Marvel in a bit of a rut, Loki looks like a return to form for the studio.