Moon Knight: Umbrella Academy’s Jeremy Slater to oversee series
The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Jeremy Slater, the series creator of Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy adaptation, will oversee Moon Knight for Disney+ as he develops and leads the writing team for the Marvel Studios series.
It was previously announced at this year’s D34 Fan Expo that Moon Knight would be gearing up for the small screen alongside She-Hulk and Ms. Marvel.
Created by Doug Moench and Don Perlin in 1975 for “Werewolf by Night” #32, Moon Knight is the alter ego of Marc Spector is a Jewish-American rabbi’s son who grew up to become a heavyweight boxer and then a U.S. Marine.
Spector, a mercenary who has numerous alter egos such as cabbie Jake Lockley and millionaire playboy Steven Grant, in order to better fight the criminal underworld. But later he was established as being a conduit for the Egyptian moon god Khonshu after being left for dead on a mission in Egypt. Most recently, he was a consultant who dresses in all-white and goes by the name Mr. Knight.
Slater’s previous television and film writing credits include The Exorcist, Death Note, Pet, Fantastic Four, and The Lazarus Effect.