(Pocket-lint) - Disney's next Marvel Studios production - Moon Knight - has now hit its streaming service. The studio first revealed during its Disney+ Day presentation in 2021 that it was working on the TV series, and now it's finally available to watch.
Here's everything you need to know about Moon Knight, including what the Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase Four project is about, who stars in it and how to stream it.
What is the premise of Moon Knight?
The six-episode TV series tells the story of hired gun Marc Spector.
Saved by Egyptian gods when left for dead in the desert, Spector dons the mantle of Moon Knight. He has dissociative identity disorder and is generally a little crazy. Over the course of the comics, Spector's identity changes quite a bit, as does his backstory. For instance, in some versions, he has superpowers, acting as the vessel for Moon God Khonshu. But, in other iterations, he is more of a mortal.
Oscar Isaac stars as Moon Knight.
Who stars in Moon Knight?
In addition to Oscar Isaac, the cast is rounded out by Ethan Hawke in a villainous role. May Calamawy is also cast in the series. Jeremy Slater, who worked on Josh Trank's ill-fated Fantastic Four reboot and adapted superhero drama The Umbrella Academy for Netflix, is leading the writing team on Moon Knight.
It's was also reported that Mohamed Diab served as a director.
When will Moon Knight premiere?
The official release date was 30 March 2022.
Where can you stream Moon Knight?
The TV series premiered on Disney+ so you'll need to get yourself a Disney+ subscription if you want to watch Moon Knight.
Are there any Moon Knight trailers?
You can watch the official trailer at the top of this page.
Moon Knight first trailer teaser | Hulu
Disney made a teaser trailer (below) prior to releasing an official trailer.
Tune in MONDAY for the world trailer premiere of the all-new @disneyplus original series, @marvelstudios’ #MoonKnight during the NFL Super Wild Card matchup on @espn/@abcnetwork. pic.twitter.com/p248BIAcM7— Hulu (@hulu) January 15, 2022
Who is Moon Knight? | Marvel Entertainment
Marvel Entertainment's YouTube channel uploaded the featurette below to help give Marvel fans who maybe have never heard of Moon Knight a better idea of who the superhero is ahead of the show's premiere.
Here We Go | Marvel Studios’ Moon Knight | Disney+
Skills | Marvel Studios’ Moon Knight | Disney+
Protect | Marvel Studios' Moon Knight | Disney+
Choice | Marvel Studios' Moon Knight | Disney+
What Makes Moon Knight Featurette | Marvel Studios’ Moon Knight | Disney+
Introducing Moon Knight Featurette | Marvel Studio' Moon Knight | Disney+
How to catch up and get ready for Moon Knight
There are over two dozen Marvel Studios movies and shows to watch. It's hard to say if any of those are essential to the new show.
Pocket-lint has rounded up the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe and the best way to watch it here. We suggest at least watching the new Disney+ shows or everything after Avengers: Endgame, since that film closes out Phase Three and we're now well onto Phase Four with Moon Knight.
For a look at what else is coming to Disney+ in the MCU, see our guide: Upcoming MCU projects: Every movie and TV show in the works.
What is the best streaming device for your TV? Our top recommendation is the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max. Also excellent are the Google Chromecast with Google TV, the Roku Express 4K, the Apple TV 4K and the Amazon Fire TV Stick.