From Marvel Studios, exclusively for Disney +, comes the new original Moon Knight series, with Oscar Isaac, Ethan Hawke and May Calamawy. The episodes, as announced in the past few weeks, on the occasion of the release of the trailer, there will be a total of six and will arrive on a weekly basis. Ironically, the last one is scheduled for May 4th, Star Wars Day.
The series follows the story of Steven Grant, a meek man who leads an ordinary life, haunted by memory lapses and mysterious memories from a different life than his own. After a fateful meeting, Steven discovers he has dissociative identity disorder and to share his body with Marc Spector, a former mercenary who is the ruthless earthly personification of Khonshu, the Egyptian god of the moon and vengeance. As their enemies approach, Steven must learn to handle this revelation and to partner with Marc. With other divine motives at stake, the two must investigate their complex identities in the midst of a deadly battle between the mighty gods of Egypt.
This is the comment of the executive producer of the series, Kevin Feige:
“We are fascinated by Egyptian history and we respect it very much, like the rest of the world. So it was really exciting to tell the origins of Moon Knight, linked to Egyptology, merging them with an adventure around the world full of intensity and mystery. Moon Knight’s bold, dark themes and exploration of this one-of-a-kind character offer a new dimension to the stories of the Marvel Cinematic Universe ”.
Moon Knight made its debut in 1975on the pages of the 32nd issue of the Marvel comic “Werewolf by Night”, and the adventures of Marc Spector / Moon Knight have continued in the comics released over the past 47 years.
Over the years, the Moon Knight comics they explored issues related to mental health with great sensitivity and depth. For this series, the filmmakers have continued that tradition by hiring Dr. Paul Puri, a member psychiatrist who works as an adjunct clinical professor at UCLA and has previously served as a professor in UCLA’s Psychiatric Clinical Faculty Association. Dr. Puri has served as a consultant for aspects related to dissociative identity disorder, helping both actors and filmmakers to understand this disorder and its implications.
In the cast, as mentioned, Oscar Isaac (also famous for playing Poe Dameron in the new Star Wars trilogy), in the role of Steven / Marc, Ethan Hawke in the role of Arthur Harrow, and May Calamawy in the role of Layla El-Faouly. Mohamed Diab and the directorial duo of Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead directed the episodes of the series, while Jeremy Slater is the lead writer.
DATE AND TIME OF THE SIX EPISODES
The first episode of Moon Knight is available from 9:00 am today, March 30th. Subsequent episodes will come every Wednesday, always at 9:00, until May 4th. Each episode lasts approximately 40-50 minutes.
- Episode 1: Wednesday 30 March at 09:00 CET
- Episode 2: Wednesday 6 April, at 09:00 CET
- Episode 3: Wednesday 13 April, at 09:00 CET
- Episode 4: Wednesday April 20, at 09:00 CET
- Episode 5: Wednesday 27 April, at 09:00 CET
- Episode 6: Wednesday 4 May, at 09:00 CET
Note: article updated with the programming of the six episodes