What is Loki (TV) About?
‘Loki,’ a series in the superhero genre with strong sci-fi and fantasy elements, embarks viewers on a narrative journey with the eponymous character, Loki, portrayed by Tom Hiddleston. After the god of mischief diverts from his destined path by stealing the Tesseract during the events of ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ Loki becomes an anomaly in the fabric of time. Subsequently captured by the Time Variance Authority, an organization charged with maintaining the integrity of the timeline, Loki is presented with an ultimatum: assist the TVA in thwarting a looming threat or be erased from existence as a dangerous ‘time variant’. As the series unfolds, Loki traverses through various timelines and realities, often encountering other variants of himself, which enlarges the scope of his character and challenges his self-perception and intentions. Coupled with a diverse ensemble cast including Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Owen Wilson, and Sophia Di Martino, the series pushes the envelope of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s storytelling, delving into themes of free will versus determinism, the nature of identity, and the quest for personal redemption. ‘Loki’ shines a spotlight on the consequences of time manipulation and the multifaceted personality of Hiddleston’s character, offering a mixture of adventure, drama, and moments of thought-provoking commentary on the concept of self and one’s role in the universe.
The first episode of Loki aired on June 09, 2021 and the most recent episode to air was on November 09, 2023.