If you’re still in the dark about Moon Knight, then our Moon Knight streaming guide will help bring you up to speed. The latest MCU show launched on March 30 2022, and boy did it launch with a bang. How so, and why should you care? Allow us to fill you in.
Although it’s very early days - episodes are releasing weekly, and at time of writing we’ve only seen the first one - it’s already being hailed as one of the best Marvel TV shows. Prior to release, the style of the show was anyone’s guess. The Brian Michael Bendis run of the comics took a fairly light and humorous approach, for example, while Charlie Huston went down a much darker road. So far, the MCU’s Moon Knight sits somewhere in between. There are laughs, but there’s menace too, and some sequences that edge into horror.
The first episode deals almost exclusively with Steven Grant. This is just one of Moon Knight’s personalities (keep reading for more on this), and it’s hinted that he may be more important than he is in the comics. Whether or not this eventually turns out to be the case we wouldn’t dare guess, but it wouldn’t exactly be the first time that the MCU has taken a handbrake turn away from the source material.
Moon Knight is a superhero like no other, and the show promises to be similarly powerful and unique. Read on to discover when and where you can stream every episode, and why it’s likely to be worth your time. If you want more Marvel goodness, you can also check out our Marvel streaming guide.
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When is the Moon Knight release date
Moon Knight debuted on March 30, 2022. The series will be six episodes long, with each episode releasing in one week intervals. That means that if you're looking to binge watch the whole s how, you'll need to wait for the season finale to launch on May 4, 2022.
Of course if you do binge watch the whole show in one go, then you might be joining Moon Knight himself with his sleeping problems, so it might be better to just keep up with the weekly schedule, which you can find below
- Episode 1 - March 30
- Episode 2 - April 6
- Episode 3 - April 13
- Episode 4 - April 20
- Episode 5 - April 27
- Episode 6 - May 4
Where to stream Moon Knight?
Moon Knight started streaming exclusively on Disney Plus (opens in new tab) on March 30, 2022 with its debut episode. Only one season has been confirmed so far and, when he spoke to Collider (opens in new tab) at a WandaVision press event, Kevin Feige revealed that this season will consist of six 40-50 minute episodes.
Moon Knight will follow the same weekly episode release schedule that other MCU shows have done, with the first episode dropping on Wednesday March 30, and then subsequent episodes releasing every following Wednesday for the next five weeks.
If you want to find out more info on how to watch Moon Knight, or any other shows and movies in the MCU, then our Marvel streaming guide has all the info you need
Moon Knight cast
Moon Knight himself is to be played by Oscar Isaac. Isaac is no stranger to playing comic book characters on screen, having previously played Apocalypse in the (admittedly less than stellar) X-Men: Apocalypse. He’s already part of the House of Mouse too, known to millions across the world as Poe Dameron in the most recent Star Wars films.
Isaac will be joined by Ethan Hawke, who will be playing the part of Arthur Harrow. A young Hawke starred in Dead Poets Society, although you may know him better from more recent work such as Sinister or The Purge. Harrow appeared in just one issue of the Moon Knight comics, so it’ll be interesting to see what Hawke does with the villain in, we assume, a much bigger role.
May Calamawy stars in Moon Knight as Layla El-Faouly. Calamawy isn't quite as well known as her male co-stars (though you may recognize her from the 2021 comedy Together Together) and intriguingly, her character doesn’t appear in the Moon Knight comics at all. Or does she? Marvel has already pulled the ‘hide a character behind a false name’ trick once in WandaVision, so perhaps they’re doing it again here…?
Also credited for an appearance in all six episodes are F. Murray Abraham (with a wide-ranging CV including Scarface, Homeland, and Mythic Quest) as the voice of Egyptian god Khonshu, and the late French actor Gaspard Ulliel as Anton Mogart, or “Midnight Man”.
Moon Knight trailers
There have only been two Moon Knight trailers, with a combined runtime of just under two and a half minutes. Nonetheless, they’ve proven more than enough to get everybody excited!
What is the story of Moon Knight?
British gift shop employee Steven Grant suffers from blackouts, hears voices in his head, and has a sleeping disorder which means that he struggles to distinguish between dreams and reality. There is of course more to this than he suspects, and he discovers that he is sharing his body with Marc Spector - who has a very different personality to his own. He later finds out that he is also the earthly avatar of Khonshu, the ancient Egyptian god of the moon, and that this all somehow ties in to suppressed trauma. On top of all that, with Steven’s other personalities come their enemies…
It remains to be seen how closely the show will stick to the comics when it comes to Moon Knight’s origins, but some important details are already confirmed. Moon Knight has dissociative identity disorder, making him the first superhero in the MCU to officially be living with a long-term mental illness. His personalities confirmed for the show are Steven Grant, American mercenary Marc Spector (who also makes Moon Knight the MCU’s first Jewish superhero), and “Mr Knight” who, in the comics, is a detective persona. It’s hinted that more, yet to be revealed personas will also feature.
While the use of multiple personalities is an easy way to have one actor play multiple roles in the same show, it’s important to tackle mental health with the care and respect it deserves, something writer and executive producer Jeremy Slater was keen to tell USA Today (opens in new tab) that he understands. “Whatever we’re putting out there in the universe has to be ultimately good and uplifting and have a positive message about mental health,” he said.
Who is writing, producing, and directing Moon Knight?
Moon Knight’s head writer is Jeremy Slater, who worked on (among other things) Netflix’s excellent adaptation of The Umbrella Academy. Episodes are directed by Mohamed Diab, Justin Benson, and Aaron Moorhead.
Slater, Diab, and Isaac all get executive producer credits, as do Kevin Feige (of course!), Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Grant Curtis, and Brad Winderbaum. Co-executive producers are Trevor Waterson and Rebecca Kirsch.