Marvel fans still have a bit of a wait until the arrival of the much anticipated Loki season 2 in October. And unfortunately, with the writer’s strike in full effect, longer wait times between projects might become the norm until a deal is struck. That being said, some projects are still moving forward both in front and behind the cameras. As post-production is completed, information dribbles out, and we here at The Cosmic Circus love to share that with you from our research and sources when we can. Today, we have some updates for the Loki season 2 writers’ room!
The writing team from Loki’s first season
Loki was one of those shows that, at least personally, was a pleasant surprise. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but the series grabbed my attention from the first moment and refused to let go until its conclusion.
Season 1 marked a significant change in storytelling for Tom Hiddleston’s Loki, who played second fiddle to his more successful brother Thor (Chris Hemsworth). However, this time, Loki was front and center, with a story that not only changed him personally but shot the MCU into a trajectory, blasting open the Multiverse in a major way.
Leading the charge on Loki’s first season was Michael Waldron, who served as Showrunner and Executive Producer for the series. As fans of the MCU know, Waldron continued on from the success of Loki to write Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which was a mixed bag among the fans.
Joining him were Elissa Karasik, Bisha K. Ali, Tom Kauffman, Jess Dweck, and Eric Martin. You might want to remember that last name, We’ll be coming back to it in just a bit.
Now that the series is moving into season 2, there are some changes coming to the writing room
Eric Martin has joined Michael Waldron as showrunner for Loki season 2
With Loki’s second season approaching quickly, our research was able to confirm quite a few names attached to the series. Michael Waldron is still attached as showrunner for Loki season 2, however, there’s another with that title as well. Eric Martin, who as we said wrote for season 1, will also serve as showrunner.
Eric Martin’s writing credits from the first season were episode four “The Nexus Event” and the finale “For All Time. Always.” The latter was written along with Michael Waldron. Both of these episodes were strong, featuring incredible storytelling, so it seems like Loki season 2 is in good hands with a stronger influence from Martin as co-showrunner.
As well, his name is attached to at least five of the six episodes for season 2, although has joint writing credits on two of the episodes. Both Eric Martin and Waldron will serve as executive producers of the series.
Back in 2021, Mr. Martin kindly granted us this site’s very first interview. You can find part one and part two of his interview with Julia Delbel linked below!
Rachel Sydney Alter and Katharyn Blair also join Loki
Joining Waldron and Martin on Loki season 2 as a producer is Rachel Sydney Alter, who is a newcomer to working with Marvel Studios. Alter’s previous credits are Heels and The Society, serving as a staff writer for both.
More recognizable though may be her work as Executive Story Editor for three seasons of Netflix’s Outer Banks. While I haven’t watched Outer Banks myself, the series is popular for the streaming service and one of the most talked about shows around the water cooler when it first debuted.
Also coming on board this season is Katharyn Blair, whose title is Executive Story Editor. It looks like Blair is new to screenwriting in general, with only Loki attached to her name. That being said, she co-wrote episodes four and six of Loki season two, in a similar fashion to Eric Martin in the first season.
Blair has also written two novels, The Beckoning Shadow and Unchosen. Both novels feature fantasy and science fiction aspects, which fit well with Loki and the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a whole. For more information about Katharyn Blair and her novels, check out her website!
Other members of the Loki season 2 writers’ room
Additional members of the writing team for Loki season 2 are Brett Maline and Kasra Farahani as staff writers on the series. Maline has done some acting in episodes of series such as Good Girls, Bunk’d, Johnno and Michael Try. Maline also directed, wrote, and starred in Hypocite, a short that is being developed into a half-hour comedy over at Sony.
Farahani appears new to writing gigs but has quite the resume within Hollywood. He’s served as Art Director for films such as Thor, Men in Black 3, Star Trek Into Darkness, and Captain Marvel. He was also the production designer for the first season of Loki and a concept artist for Black Panther and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
What do you think about these additions to Loki?
Overall, it seems that Loki season 2 is in good hands, at least from a writing perspective. Although, I suppose we won’t know until the series arrives later this year.
Loki returns with its second season on October 6. Are you excited about the return of the God of Mischief? What do you think of this writing team so far? Let us know on Twitter @mycosmiccircus or in The Cosmic Circus Discord. And if you haven’t already, check out our exclusive about the release window for Loki season 2 and why it changed!