Marvel Entertainment just dropped a YouTube trailer of its upcoming dark superhero series, Moon Knight, a few hours ago, and it already has almost 7 million views! The phrase “Hello and welcome to Staying Awake” kicks off the trailer, which welcomes you to chaos as madness envelopes the show’s star Oscar Isaac.
We can’t wait to stream this original series on March 30 on Disney+.
— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) January 18, 2022
The Series’ Plot
In the six-episode series, we’ll get to see Steven Grant, an inconspicuous gift shop employee who experiences a constant blackout and past life memories. Steven discovers that he shares a life with Marc Spector, a former soldier suffering from a dissociative identity disorder. Marc is a medium for the Egyptian moon god Khonshu, further aggravating his dilemma over his mental condition.
Steven and Marc must explore their complex personalities while struggling to overcome the deadly mystery tossed to them by the powerful Egyptian gods.
Unlike all other Marvel TV shows, Moon Knight follows a whole new path and shows no connection with the MCU. First featured in the Marvel comics in 1975, Moon Knight initially has super abilities influenced by the moon phases but most recently has kept his powers on the down low, with the help of advanced technology.
Moon Knight’s Cast
Joining Oscar Isaac are Ethan Hawke, Gaspard Ulliel and May Calamawy.
Moon Knight is created and written by Jeremy Slater, and directed by Mohamed Diab together with the team of Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson.
The executive producers are Louis D’Esposito, Kevin Feige, Brad Winderbaum, Jeremy Slater, Victoria Alonso, Oscar Isaac, and Mohamed Diab. The co-executive producers include Rebecca Kirsch, Grant Curtis and Trevor Waterson.
The series marks Marvel Studios’ 2nd-year contract with Disney Plus. Other Disney+ content to look out for this year include, Ms Marvel, a coming-of-age drama-comedy starring the emerging actress Iman Vellani and She-Hulk, a legal comedy featuring Mark Ruffalo, Josh Segarra, Tatiana Maslany, Jameela Jamil, Tim Roth and Renée Elise Goldsberry.