Disney will produce a Marvel TV series featuring Loki, played by movie Loki Tom Hiddleston, for its new over-the-top streaming service, CEO Robert Iger said in the company’s quarterly conference call Thursday.  The new Marvel series was one several new series announced in the call, along with a Star Wars Rogue One series (see "Disney’s OTT Service Name, ‘Rogue One’ Series").  Iger also revealed that the new streaming service, which will be named Disney+, will launch late in 2019.

Disney is also prepping a Marvel series featuring Scarlet Witch played by Elizabeth Olsen, according to Variety.  Each series will run six to eight episodes, with hefty budgets, according to the report.  Other second tier Marvel characters will also get their own miniseries.

In addition to the Marvel and Star Wars Disney+ series announced Thursday (Disney also previously announced live action Star Wars series The Mandalorian, see "Jon Favreau Reveals Details About New ‘Star Wars’ Series"), Iger also revealed other programming for the service, including:

  • An animated Monsters, Inc. series
  • Documentary series, including a behind-the-scenes look at Walt Disney Imagineering
  • A live action High School Musical series
  • Original films including Noelle, starring Anna Kendrick as Santa’s daughter and a live-action Lady and the Tramp

Navigation in the app will be organized by brands, including Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and (after the Fox acquisition closes) National Geographic.