han we d like.—David Opie, Digital SpyThe TVA’s inclusion in this series is a stroke of genius, creating an apparatus [that] excises Loki from the main MCU (and dodges the usual “why don’t Hawkeye or the Eternals help out?” moans) while also creating a vast fantasy/sci-fi playground of all time and space for Hiddleston to play in.—Huw Fullerton, Radio TimesPart workplace comedy, part time-travelling epic, Marvel Studios latest series is a great showcase for the collective charm of Tom Hiddleston and Owen Wilson.—Rohan Naahar, Hindustan TimesHow Is Owen Wilson as Supporting Character Agent Mobius?Perhaps in its greatest accomplishment, Loki has now changed my perspective on Wilson for the better!—Alex Abad-Santos, VoxMobius and Loki make for an effective odd couple, with the full-tilt diva , as Tony Stark put it in Avengers Assemble, butting up against the unruffled, surfer-dude energy of Wilson s agent.—Helen O Hara, Empire MagazineThe most cinematic Marvel show to date in large part thanks to Hiddleston Wilson. Very strong across the board. A bit slow in parts, but overall top notch entertainment.—Grace Randolph, Beyond the TrailerIf you re a fan of the power of conversation akin to an Aaron Sorkin work, you re going to love Loki. You ll adjust to its pace and will be excited by its detective mystery. Owen Wilson [is] perfectly cast!—Preston Barta, Denton Record-ChronicleThe episodic nature of the series gives the story time to breathe, and Loki and Mobius spend a lot of scenes just sitting in chairs and talking. And it s never boring!—Emma Stefansky, ThrillistMarvel has created a vastly different series. Hiddleston thrives, and Wilson owns this role. It may end up being Marvel s best show yet.—Austin Burke, Austin Burke/Flick Fan NationGod bless Owen Wilson.—Mike Ryan, UproxxAnything Else?Still, it s essentially impossible to hide exposition when there s this much of it, and the chatter becomes as distracting as it is endless.—Ben Travers, indieWireThe wit and wackiness on display here is tempered by life-and-death stakes, as early on a clear mystery of sorts is established, offering up just a touch of a classic procedural format to help ground the action.—Liz Shannon Miller, ColliderThe devil is in the details of Loki, but we promise you that devil is not Mephisto.—David Betancourt, Washington PostFurther proof that when Marvel colour outside the intended lines, they manage their own canvas that s just as attractive and infinitely more interesting.—Peter Gray, The AU ReviewYou re going to have to pay close attention to know what the hell is going on in this colorfully convoluted that is Loki the TV series.—Dominic Patten, Deadline Hollywood DailyThe set design for Loki is top-notch, evoking Terry Gilliam s Brazil with its art deco depiction of the TVA s base of operations, while nifty visual effects are employed to keep Loki chained up and to dispatch agents to time period after time period.—Matt Webb Mitovich, TV LineThe first two episodes of Loki are extremely exciting and this has the potential to be the best of the MCU spin-off shows from 2021. Let s hope it continues to be weird, dystopian and gorgeous to look at.—Fiona Underhill, JumpCut OnlineIt thankfully seems to be dodging everything that went wrong with The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, and right now, that s good enough.—Kyle Pinion, Screen RexFinal Verdict?(Photo by Disney+)A lot of rigamarole, a lot of time travel jargon and an entirely new science fiction side of the [MCU], but at the very least it succeeds as a showcase for Hiddleston s mischievous smile. It also might give Disney+ its first genuinely good Marvel series.—Kelly Lawler, USA Today Loki is a great-looking, well-paced, original piece that s equal parts workplace comedy, time-hopping adventure, murder mystery and superhero fantasy.—Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-TimesAfter two episodes, Loki is at a tipping point. Having set everything up to an exhausting degree, things could be lined up to get really entertaining.—Dan Fienberg, Hollywood ReporterLoki could well improve, now that its arduous task of educating us about multiverses, and glumly explaining Loki to himself, is with any luck behind it. Let s hope so.—Tim Robey, Daily Telegraph (UK)Marvel has another hit! Loki is smart and witty. A self-proclaimed mischievous scamp, we love to see what trouble Loki finds next.—Tania Lamb, Lola LambchopsLoki is a genre-defying series that is at once bizarre, funny, thrilling and did I say weird already?—Joey Morona, Cleveland Plain DealerLike Loki himself, Loki the series is a little cocksure, reliant on this fan favorite to carry the story like so many Marvel properties do. But also like Loki, they re not wrong.—Proma Khosla, MashableIt s interesting to think and write about a show that s about control, order, chaos, and the unknowable notions of free will, determinism, and choice but mildly entertaining, at best, as a whole.—Rodrigo Perez, The PlaylistNothing can prepare you for Loki, a mind-bending dive into the Marvel Multiverse that takes everything you thought you knew about the MCU and turns it on its head for one of the most ambitious, craziest stories Marvel Studios has ever told.—Josh Wilding, ComicBookMovie.comThe breezy attitude seems right for the show s scant six episodes, which will roll out on Wednesdays. He may be the God of mischief and a mass murderer but Loki knows how to show you a good time.—Tom Long, Detroit NewsLoki launches Wednesday, June 8 on Disney+.
Orlando Jones has joined the Spectrum Originals cop drama L.A.’s Finest, starring Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba, in the recurring role of an Internal Affairs member who investigates Union’s Syd Burnett after one of her investigations turns deadly. The role is Jones’ first after the controversial end to his American Gods role. (Deadline)Peacock’s Saved by the Bell reboot has set some key members of its new generation cast. Mitchell Hoog (Richard Jewell) will play Mac Morris, son of Mark-Paul Gosselaar’s Zack Morris, who is now the governor of California in the update. And Belmont Cameli (Empire) will play Jamie Spano, the football-playing spawn of Elizabeth Berkley’s Jessie Spano. Both Gosselaar and Berkley, along with Mario Lopez as A.C. Slater, will reprise their roles for the Peacock series, while Tiffani Thiessen, who played Kelly Kapowski in the original series, is reportedly in talks to return. Previously announced new cast members include Dexter Darden, Josie Totah, Alycia Pascual-Pena, Haskin Velazquez, Rose Abdoo, and John Michael Higgins as new Bayside High principal Mr. Toddman.RELATED: Adrien Brody to star in 10-episode series of Stephen King s Jerusalem s LotGlee alum Jessalyn Gilsig has replaced Shiri Appleby in Disney+’s upcoming John Stamos series Big Shot. Gilsig plays the assistant coach to the grumpy high school girls basketball team head coach played by Stamos. David E. Kelley, who previously worked with Gilsig on Boston Legal, is an executive producer on the dramedy. (Deadline)DEVELOPMENT NEWS: QUEEN LATIFAH IS TV’S NEW EQUALIZER(Photo by Photo by Jim Spellman/FilmMagic/Courtesy of Getty Images)CBS has ordered a pilot of its reboot of The Equalizer, with Queen Latifah starring as a woman with a very particular set of skills she uses to help people with problems and no one else to help solve them. The show is a remake of the 1985-89 CBS series that starred Edward Woodward, and the 2014 and 2018 movies that starred Denzel Washington.Brooklyn Nine-Nine and The Good Place creator Mike Schur is teaming with Broad City writers Lucia Aniello, Paul W. Downs, and Jen Statsky to create a dark comedy pilot at HBO Max. The comedy will revolve around two women – a Las Vegas diva who mentors a twentysomething, entitled rich kid. The pilot is the most recent project from Schur, as part of his nine-figure deal with Universal TV. (THR)Netflix and Sony are teaming up for a movie adaptation of Matilda the Musical (itself an adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s novel), which will be released in theaters and Netflix in the U.K., and eventually on Netflix around the world. (THR)The CW announced the theme for the next musical episode of Riverdale: It will be Hedwig and the Angry Inch. The episode, which will air on April 8, finds Kevin Keller (Casey Cott) determined to spotlight Hedwig, especially after Principal Honey (Kerr Smith) forbids it. Each member of the Riverdale gang will perform a song from the play in the special musical episode that, “as always, reflects out characters’ inner lives and struggles,” the network statement reveals. “And amidst all the drama, one forbidden ‘showmance’ begins to blossom.”(Photo by Marc Hom/The CW )NFL quarterback legend and broadcaster Terry Bradshaw will star with his wife, daughters, and grandchildren in an E! reality series called The Bradshaw Bunch. As per E!: “From real-life hijinks to juggling football, fame and farm life, unpredi