Marvel Studios has unveiled the release dates for their fall 2023 series on Disney+.
Season 2 of Loki will begin streaming on October 6, 2023, it will follow the usual weekly release model viewers have become accustomed to. Loki is the first and so far only Disney+ Marvel series to get a second season. The series follows Tom Hiddleston back as the God of Mischief we met in the jump back in time to 2012 during Avengers: Endgame and his adventures with the Time Variance Authority, including his charming partner Mobius M. Mobius played by Owen Wilson. Season 1 saw a Loki variant, Sylvie Laufeydottir played by Sophia Di Martino, destroy the timeline after killing He Who Remains, a variant of Kang the Conquerer, leaving the TVA in chaos. Season 2 will also see the returns of Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Ravonna Renslayer, and Wunmi Mosaku as Hunter B-15 as well as newcomer Ke Huy Quan in an undisclosed role.
Writer Michael Waldron has stepped down as head writer, this season being penned by Eric Martin. The director of season 1 Kate Herron also did not return for the second season, Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead took up the mantle.
Echo will get its debut after the character Maya Lopez was introduced in Hawkeye. The series will premiere on November 29, 2023, and see all episodes dropped on release day, a first for a Marvel series. The plot has been kept largely under wraps, but we know that Charlie Cox’s Matt Murdock/Daredevil as well as Vincent D’Onofrio’s Wilson Fisk/Kingpin will return for the series.
Echo revisits Maya Lopez, whose ruthless behavior in New York City catches up with her in her hometown. She must face her past, reconnect with her Native American roots and embrace the meaning of family and community if she ever hopes to move forward.
Echo stars Alaqua Cox as Echo alongside Chaske Spencer, Tantoo Cardinal, Devery Jacobs, Cody Lightning, Graham Greene, and Zahn McClarnon. The series has been praised for its efforts of including Indigenous and Deaf creators both onscreen and behind the scenes. Sydney Freeland (Navajo) and Catriona McKenzie (Gunaikurnai) directed the series with Marion Dayre working as head writer.
Marvel has said it would be releasing fewer series in 2023 after the clear oversaturation that saw them take a hit in viewers both on the small and silver screens during Phase 4. Secret Invasion will be the first series release of 2023 this summer on June 21.