It looks like the Loki series has passed the torch to a new generation, as not only will directors Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead take over what Kate Herron started, but it looks like Michael Waldron is no longer serving as its head writer. In an interview with Digital Spy, the Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness writer revealed that Eric Martin has taken over that position.
Well, I mean, look, everything leads into everything, right? We’ve hired a couple of great directors. [Justin] Benson and [Aaron] Moorhead [Loki season two directors] are brilliant. And Eric Martin has taken over as head writer for season 2. So the creative team is fantastic. As Tom [Hiddleston, who plays Loki] once said, there’s plenty more mischief to come.Michael Waldron
It’s interesting how Marvel studios is moving away from the usual TV structure by not having an ongoing showrunner, but swapping out teams with each new season or series. In a way, it keeps each project fresh and introduces a new vision that can take over, but it does also come at the cost that they might feel a bit disjointed. In the case of Loki, the first season will lead directly into the second, as set up by its final moments.
The challenge moving forward, especially if they go with multi-seasonal formats, is that they will fall into the issue of some connections being dependent on a film, or another series. If Loki shows up in other multiversal storylines, it becomes a bit confusing when jumping into a third season only to find out that there’s an entire character arc or storyline that was missed out. It’ll be interesting to see how they handle that moving forward, but it’s great to see Waldron‘s trust in the new team that is continuing what they built up.
Source: Digital Spy