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Loki season 1: How to watch in South Africa [video]

Andile Sicetsha - 09.06.2021

Season 1 of Loki is up on Disney Plus and here’s how you can watch it in South Africa.

Marvel’s Cinematic Universe (MCU) has made its foray into the TV series scene with season 1 of Loki, an epic reinvention of a comic classic that will surely shift the wheels of power in favour of Disney Plus.

Loki season 1: What is the series about?

Tom Hiddlestone resumes his role as the God of Mischief in the series debut that officially launched on Disney Plus on Wednesday. The events of the new MCU series take place in the aftermath of Avengers: Endgame.

MCU fanatics would pause us right here and recall that Loki was killed by the almighty Thanos in Infinity War. Well, the mischievous adopted son of Odin, as it turns out, had pulled a forward-thinking trick back in 2012’s The Avengers.

While it has not yet been fully unravelled — and we won’t be dropping any spoilers — it appears that Loki had conjured up mind-boggling time-travel shenanigans back then and teleported to this version of the future.

This means that, at some point, two Lokis existed on two separate timelines, a transgression that forms part of the series’ first episode.

Main cast members, episode summary

The MCU series is full of A-list actors. Hiddlestone, the villainous protagonist leads the line, along with the following main supporting cast:

  • Owen Wilson as Mobius M. Mobius
  • Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Ravonna Renslayer
  • Wunmi Mosaku as Hunter B-15
  • Erika Coleman as Florence Schaffner

Here is a spoiler-free summary of episode 1

Loki will be charged with a crime thought to be of horrendous magnitude in the season debut. Expect to see the God of Mischief pull off one of his signature grand escapes from the clutches of the fictional Time Variance Authority.

How to watch Loki season 1 in South Africa

Loki season 1 premiered on Disney Plus, on Wednesday, with new episodes scheduled to drop every week on the same day.

In South Africa, this streaming service is not available. However, anything is possible with a VPN (virtual private network). A VPN tricks the browser into placing the user’s IP address in another location.

That way, a user’s computer can bypass any geo-centric blocking instructions set on applications and websites. You will have to do some research in finding a reputable VPN provider and once you’ve subscribed. Download the Disney Plus app to enjoy all of its unrestricted content.

Currently a Disney Plus subscription will cost you R95 ($7) per month.