Based on what we’ve seen so far, Loki could supplant WandaVision as Marvel’s weirdest TV show yet. And just like WandaVision, the new series features a wide range of influences. While speaking with Entertainment Weekly, head writer Michael Waldron and director Kate Herron revealed which movies and TV shows inspired the look and feel of Marvel’s next small-screen effort.
Tom Hiddleston’s Loki is obviously the MCU’s resident mischief maker. And according to Herron, that meant searching for inspiration in places like Terry Gilliam’s Brazil and even Teletubbies. (She says “You’re gonna have to wait” to see what that last one entails.) However, it was still important to infuse the series with a bit more humanity.