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Sony to Develop Multiple Marvel Shows, Beginning With "Silk: Spider Society"

Fri 18 Nov 2022 | 12:31 PM
Yara Sameh

Amazon is moving forward with multiple live-action shows based on Marvel characters controlled by Sony Pictures.

The first series under the deal will be “Silk: Spider Society”, which is developed by “The Walking Dead” showrunner Angela Kang alongside “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” producers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. 

Kang will serve as showrunner and executive producer on the project as part of a new multi-year overall television deal she has signed with Amazon. 

Kang, Lord, and Miller all executive produce alongside former Sony boss Amy Pascal. Sony Pictures Television is the studio.

“Silk: Spider Society” will debut domestically on MGM+’s (nee Epix) linear channel followed by a global launch on Prime Video. 

It is based on characters created by Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos for Marvel Comics and follows 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 and on her way becomes the superhero known as Silk.

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The “Silk” series and the other shows based on Sony-controlled Marvel characters were originally reported as being in development back in September 2020. 

At that time, Lauren Moon was writing “Silk” while it was reported in 2021 that Tom Spezialy had joined the series as showrunner as part of his own Amazon overall deal.

It is currently unknown which other Marvel characters will be featured in the Amazon shows, though Sony controls over 900 such characters associated with the Spider-Man franchise.

Sony has released multiple Spider-Man live-action movies in the past and currently works with Marvel Studios on the rebooted movie franchise starring Tom Holland via Columbia Pictures. 

Sony is also behind “Into the Spider-Verse,” which won the Academy Award for the best-animated movie in 2019. Two sequels to that movie are currently in the works, with the first — “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” — due out in theaters in June 2023.

To date, Sony has also released the live-action movies “Venom” and its sequel “Let There Be Carnage” starring Tom Hardy, as well as “Morbius” starring Jared Leto. 

Moreover, a third “Venom” movie is currently in development, while Sony is also at work on movie versions of characters such as “Kraven the Hunter” starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and “Madame Web” starring Dakota Johnson, among several others.