Sony’s Spider-Man Universe is expanding into television.
Prime Video and MGM+ (formerly Epix) have ordered a suite of live-action series from Sony Pictures Television, with Silk: Spider Society the first to be produced for the streaming services.
Angela Kang (The Walking Dead) will serve as showrunner on Silk: Spider Society, which has been in the works at Prime Video since 2020. Phil Lord and Chris Miller will executive produce the suite of SSU series with Spider-Man franchise producer Amy Pascal.
Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios, hyped the upcoming partnership, stating:
“Amy Pascal, Phil Lord, Chris Miller, and Sony’s recent live-action and animated reimagining of the Spider-Man franchise has represented some of the most dynamic superhero storytelling in film. Together with Angela Kang’s creative vision, we couldn’t be more pleased to bring Silk: Spider Society to our MGM+ and Prime Video customers.”
Silk: Spider Society will follow Cindy Moon, a Korean-American woman bitten by the same spider that bit Peter Parker, as she escapes imprisonment and searches for her missing family on her way to becoming the superhero known as Silk. The character was created by Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos and first appeared in Marvel Comics’ The Amazing Spider-Man #1 (2014).
Lord and Miller seem pretty stoked to continue dabbling in the Spider-Verse. Here’s their joint statement on Silk:
“Angela is a pro’s pro whose perspective and creativity we greatly respect and admire. She’s also a hell of a lot of fun. She loves these characters and we feel really lucky for the chance to work with her to bring Cindy Moon’s story to the world.”
And here is Kang’s statement:
“I’m beyond thrilled to be joining the Amazon Studios family for this next chapter of my career. I look forward to working with the executive team on diverse, character-forward, watercooler shows for a global audience and am so excited to dive in to my first challenge – bringing Korean-American superhero Silk to life on screen.”
No word yet on what other live-action series might emerge from this deal, but Sony has over 900 Marvel characters at its disposal so I’m sure the studio will try and adapt all of them.
Silk: Spider Society will first debut on MGM+ in the United States before streaming on Prime Video at a later date. Internationally, the series will air on Prime Video in 240 countries and territories.
What are your thoughts on Sony expanding the SSU? Do you wish Marvel Studios was involved with these series?