‘Moon Knight’ & ‘She-Hulk’ Get Showrunners: ‘The Umbrella Academy’s Jeremy Slater & ‘Rick and Morty’s Jessica Gao
The Hollywood Reporter came in with not one, but two announcements for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The Disney+ shows ‘Moon Knight’ and ‘She-Hulk’ now have showrunners, with Jeremy Slater and Jessica Gao, respectively.
Slater is the co-creator of Netflix’s ‘The Umbrella Academy,’ which he also wrote the pilot for. He was also creator, writer, and showrunner of the FOX series version of ‘The Exorcist.’ Other credits include David Gelb’s ‘The Lazarus Effect,’ Josh Trank’s ‘Fantastic Four,’ and Adam Wingard’s ‘Death Note.’
A brief biography of Moon Knight is below:
“The hero is ostensibly Marc Spector, a mercenary who has numerous after egos – 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. Most recently, he was a consultant who dresses in all-white and goes by the name Mr. Knight.”
Gao won an Emmy for writing the ‘Pickle Rick’ episode of Adult Swim’s ‘Rick and Morty.’ Other credits consist of Nickelodeon’s ‘The Mighty B!,’ HBO’s ‘Silicon Valley,’ and Comedy Central’s ‘Corporate.’ She is also developing the pilot ‘Lazy Rich Asians’ for ABC.
A brief biography of She-Hulk is below:
“She-Hulk is Jennifer Walters, an attorney and cousin of Bruce Banner, aka The Hulk. An emergency blood transfusion from her cousin gave Walters her powers but unlike Banner/Hulk, She-Hulk was able to keep her intelligence and personality when she Hulked out.”
With head writers onboard these shows, all of the MCU series that have been announced have their showrunners. Hopefully, we get casting, directors, and filming dates soon! Maybe if we’re lucky, we’ll get more information on the upcoming Miss America series in the works, as well as other secret shows.
While the Disney+ streaming service launches November 12th, ‘Moon Knight’ and ‘She-Hulk’ are looking to premiere sometime in 2022, after ‘Ms. Marvel.’