Over at the Daily P.O.P. I read this entry about Moon Knight. Having been old enough to have seen the introduction of this character back in the 70’s when I was heavy into collecting comics. While I have many of the Knight comics, this character never won me over as a top grade “A” must read comic. Flash forward 30+ years forward we in a fury of superheroes translated for the big screen hits such as Iron Man, Hulk, X-Men, Batman and Superman. However, there are few that have made it on the small screen that has managed to have the staying power for more than one season. Most notably Smallville is still going strong into its 8th season. This is one of the exceptions that has drawn a pretty faithful audience. The downside, we have seen shows with well known or psuedo-known characters like The Flash and Birds of Prey, which are guilty pleasures for me, barely make a full season. So, this beg the question, with a lesser know Marvel character like Moon Knight, can it be done properly on the small screen? My answer is to what and see but then again there was Blade the Series on Spike which did nothing to help the movie franchise.
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In October 2006 Marvel Entertainment announced that a Moon Knight TV series had gone into production with No Equal Entertainment (the guys behind “So Weird” and “The Collector”). There has been no word since on the the series from Marvel Comics, but I have been seeing a spike of hope from the fan community, possibly due to the character’s current comic book series.
This begs the question, what would a Moon Knight television show look like? Judging from the current series by Mark Benson and early comics by Doug Moench and Bill Sienkewicz, it’s very doable. Essentially a vigilante meting out justice on the grimy streets of New York, the program is kind of a no-brainer.