Sony Developing Marvel Series ‘Silk: Spider Society’ With ‘The Walking Dead’ Showrunner
The Walking Dead showrunner Angela Kang is on board a new series with Sony/Marvel, Silk: Spider Society.
The project is the first in an expected slate of Marvel TV series based on the Sony Pictures universe that features more than 900 characters. Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller will executive produce the series, which will debut on MGM+ domestically and Amazon Prime Video globally.
“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.”Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios
“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.”Angela Kang
Silk is a Korean American superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Silk is the alias of Cindy Moon, who first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man #1 (April 2014) and was created by Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos. She was a member of the Spider-Army / Web-Warriors and Agents of Atlas.
The series will one of the first to feature a Korean-American superhero at its center. Lord and Miller have an overall deal with Sony and will oversee future Spider-Man-centered projects with Sony, Marvel, Amazon, and MGM+.
Sony owns the rights to Spider-Man and its vast library of characters. The studio has partnered with Disney’s Marvel Studios to utilize some of their characters in the MCU. While the deal ended with Spider-Man: No Way Home, rumors are swirling that a new deal between the studios is done. That said, Sony is moving forward with its own Spider-Man universe, which includes Venom, Morbius, Kraven The Hunter, Madame Web, and El Muerto.