Disney is currently in the midst of prepping its own streaming service to compete with the likes of Netflix and Hulu. As a way of offering potential customers incentive to become subscribers, the company has begun padding its service with some potentially huge TV shows and movies, including newly-announced standalone series for both Loki and Scarlet Witch from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Variety reports that Disney’s production approach to the series will be similar to other Marvel shows like Agents of Shield and Netflix’s Iron Fist, though there are some potentially major differences. Notably, the difference with the most impact in the new show’s production will be the producers themselves; While shows like Iron Fist are produced by Marvel TV, the Disney-based programs are going to be produced by Marvel Studios, meaning a much closer tie to the movie world than the previous TV productions.
Better yet, the original cast for these characters are said to be returning, which means that we’ll be seeing Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen reprise their roles as Loki and Scarlet Witch, respectively.