Moon Knight season 1 explained: Here’s the full scoop on Marvel’s Moon Knight

Oscar Isaac as Moon Knight in Marvel Studios' MOON KNIGHT. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2022. All Rights Reserved.
Oscar Isaac as Moon Knight in Marvel Studios' MOON KNIGHT. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2022. All Rights Reserved. /

A new era is about to begin on Disney+ as the streaming service debuts Moon Knight season 1, the first Marvel original series to headline a character not yet introduced within the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

In Marvel’s first new series of 2022, Moon Knight is prepared to chart a bold new course within the MCU as a series unlike anything Marvel has brought to fans before. The series is Marvel at its best and is sure to capture the attention of audiences across the globe, but before it does there are a lot of questions fans have about the MCU’s newest hero.

Ahead of the Moon Knight premiere, we’ve rounded up everything we know about Moon Knight season 1 on Disney Plus including news about the release date, cast, spoilers, and episodes.

When is the Moon Knight season 1 release date on Disney Plus?

Moon Knight will debut on Disney Plus on Wednesday, March 30, 2022. Unlike Netflix Originals, Moon Knight will release new episodes weekly meaning fans will have to tune in each week to catch new episodes instead of being able to binge the full season at once.

When do new episodes of Moon Knight season 1 debut?

Following the series premiere on Wednesday, March 30, new episodes of Moon Knight will debut on Disney Plus every Wednesday at 3:01 am ET/12:01 am PT. The show’s release strategy is in line with other recent Disney Plus Originals, which have debuted new episodes on Wednesdays ever since the release of Loki. 

Who is in the Moon Knight season 1 cast?

In typical fashion, Marvel is keeping the identity of most of the cast under wraps and has only revealed a small handful of cast members to date. Here is the current Moon Knight season 1 cast list:

  • Oscar Isaac as Steven/Marc/Moon Knight
  • Ethan Hawke as Arthur Harrow
  • May Calamawy as Layla El-Faouly
  • Gaspard Ulliel as Anton Mogart
  • F. Murray Abraha as Khonshu
  • Lucy Thackeray as Donna

Where can I watch the Moon Knight season 1 trailer?

Right here! Ahead of Moon Knight‘s debut, Marvel Studios released a feature-length trailer which helped to provide readers with their first glimpse of the MCU’s newest hero. You can watch the trailer for the series below:

What will Moon Knight season 1 be about?

If you’re looking for an early preview of what’s to come this season, here is how Disney Plus describes Moon Knight season 1:

"The story follows Steven Grant, a mild-mannered man who lives a mundane life, plagued by blackouts and mysterious memories of a life somehow separate from his own. After one fateful encounter, Steven discovers that he has Dissociative Identity Disorder and shares a body with Marc Spector—a former mercenary and the ruthless avatar of Khonshu, the Egyptian god of the moon and vengeance. With their enemies converging upon them, Steven must learn how to adapt to this revelation and work with Marc. With other godly motives at play, the two must navigate their complex identities amid a deadly battle played out among the powerful gods of Egypt."

How many episodes is Moon Knight season 1?

Similar to other Marvel Disney Plus series, Moon Knight‘s first season will be on the shorter side of things with only six episodes in season 1.

How long is each episode of Moon Knight season 1?

Each new episode of Moon Knight will come in around 45-50 minutes in length, which is average for most Marvel Disney Plus dramas. Currently, the runtimes for the first four episodes have been confirmed thus far with confirmation still to come regarding how long the final two episodes of season 1 will be.

Moon Knight episode runtimes

  • Episode 1- 45 minutes
  • Episode 2 – 50 minutes
  • Episode 3 – 50 minutes
  • Episode 4 – 51 minutes
  • Episode 5 – TBA
  • Episode 6 – TBA

How is Moon Knight connected to the MCU?

While each of the Marvel series to have debuted on Disney Plus thus far including WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki and Hawkeye, Moon Knight is described as a standalone character with subtle nods to the MCU rather than direct connections.

As executive producer Grant Curtis revealed in a recent interview with TVLine, as the show came together it quickly evolved into a standalone project.

"“There were some Easter eggs and crossovers,” Diab says of the original plan. “As a show develops, it grows like a human being. Once we started seeing it come together, everybody started cutting stuff and everyone felt that we don’t even need to put anything in this. It’s a standalone project. It’s going to join the MCU one day, but it stands on its own legs. People usually love crossovers because of the surprises, but maybe the surprise this time is that it’s a standalone project.”"

Is Moon Knight on Netflix?

Unfortunately, you won’t be able to stream Moon Knight on Netflix. This is because the series is a Disney Plus original series and will be exclusive to Disney Plus. It’s also important to note that Disney and Netflix’s relationship has soured in recent years so it’s unlikely the two services would ever strike an agreement deal.

Where to watch Moon Knight season 1

If you’re hoping to watch Moon Knight season 1, you can do so by heading over to Disney Plus and logging into your account as a subscription is required to watch the series on the service. If you happen to be on a laptop, you can watch season 1 directly on the Disney Plus website. You can catch new episodes weekly via mobile devices as well as through your Smart TVs and streaming devices including Roku and Firestick devices.

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