The Disney+ series Moon Knight has been submitted for the Emmy Awards, but this hints the hit series might not be returning for a second season.
As reported by Variety, Marvel Studios is in the process of submitting its latest batch of Disney+ series’ for a variety of Emmy awards, including Moon Knight and Hawkeye. However the two have been submitted for the ‘limited series’ category, suggesting they will not be renewed for a second season.
What is a ‘limited series’?
According to the Television Academy’s official description of the ‘limited series’ category, a show that is nominated for the award ‘must tell a complete, non-recurring story, and not have an ongoing storyline or main characters in subsequent seasons’.
This basically means its all wrapped up within that one series, however long it may be, and doesn’t have any cliff-hangers that would require further explanation – therefore, no second season would be needed or happen.
Of course, several shows over the years have won in the ‘limited series’ category at the Primetime Emmys and gone on to have a second, or even third, season.
So no more Moon Knight?
Moon Knight was an instant hit since it dropped on the streaming site in March and fans couldn’t get enough. The series follows the story of Steven Grant, played by Oscar Isaac, a mild-mannered gift-shop employee, who becomes plagued with blackouts and memories of another life.
Steven discovers he has dissociative identity disorder and shares a body with mercenary Marc Spector. As Steven/Marc’s enemies converge upon them, they must navigate their complex identities while thrust into a deadly mystery among the powerful gods of Egypt.
However, just because there may no be second season of the show its director, Mohamed Diab, told Collider he’s ‘absolutely sure’ the character will be part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe for a ‘long time’.
He said: ‘[Marvel] keep expressing every day, how much they love the show, but it’s not like any other show, meaning on the other show, outside the Marvel universe.
‘Meaning any TV series, if it’s good, you know that you’re going to get a second season, but one WandaVision was great. And you didn’t get a second season, you went to something else. So what I’m absolutely sure of is that Moon Knight is staying, staying for a long time, in my opinion. That’s just a prediction.’