The Spider Society series launches Spider-Man Live-Action TV Universe from Sony and Amazon

A full live-action Spider-Man TV universe is on its way, starting with the upcoming series Silk: Spider Society, which is in the works at Amazon/MGM and Sony Pictures Television. This one Silk TV series will have Walking dead Universe writer/producer Angela Kang serves as showrunner, as part of her overall deal with Amazon Studios. As previously rumoured, Silk also marks a partnership between Sony and Amazon, to “build a series of live-action television series based on the Sony Pictures universe of Marvel characters, spanning more than 900 characters.” Silk: Spider Society will debut domestically on the MGM+ (formerly EPIX) channel, followed by a global launch on Prime Video.

Angela Kang released a statement, which reads: “I am beyond excited 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 to a global audience and I’m so excited to dive into my first challenge: bringing Korean-American superhero Silk to life on screen,”

Who is Spider-Man’s side?

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Silk is Cindy Moon, a character who debuted in Awesome Spider-Man comics in the mid-2010s created by writer Dan Slott and artist Humberto Ramos.

In the retcon origin story, Cindy was a Korean-American girl present at the class trip where Peter Parker was bitten by a radioactive spider; after Peter was bitten, Cindy was also bitten and gained her own version of spider-themed abilities. However, when Cindy was unable to control her powers, she was taken by a future mentor (Ezekiel) and spent years training, before being imprisoned in a facility with other Spider-powered warriors, attempting to hide from the Multiversal stalker. of all Spider warriors, Morlun. When Peter Parker/Spider-Man finally defeated Morlun, Cindy was released back into the world and became the hero Silk.

What is the Silk TV series about?

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Here’s the series description for it Silk: Spider Societyvia Amazon Studios and Sony:

Based on characters created by Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos, Silk: Spider Society is inspired by the Marvel comics and follows Cindy Moon, a Korean-American woman who is bitten by the same spider that bit Peter Parker, as she escapes prison and searches for her missing family on her way to becoming the superhero Silk.

Based on that specific title (Silk: Spider Society), it sounds like Sony and Amazon are indeed in the process of producing a full live-action Spider-Verse saga, both for TV and movies. Cindy Moon’s story involved her being imprisoned with other Spider-themed warriors (or “Spider-Totems”), and the name of this show suggests that a larger ensemble of the secret society built by Ezekiel could feature in this show , at least in flashbacks .

It’s also interesting to get this announcement while Sony is currently in production Mrs Web movie. That film is rumored to be an ambitious introduction to a grand Spider-Man Universe story, in which several Spider-Totems and supporting characters come together to protect the timeline of Peter Parker’s birth and transformation into Spider-Man. Based on the nature of the villain/threat in that movie, there could be an easy bridge to the beginning of the story of Cindy Moon’s re-emergence into society.

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Here’s the full press release for it Silk: Spider Society and the plans for Sony and Amazon’s live-action Spider-Man TV Universe:

CULVER CITY, Calif. – November 17, 2022 – MGM+ and Prime Video announced today that they have ordered a series of live-action television series based on the Sony Pictures universe of Marvel characters, featuring more than 900 characters. The first series to be produced under the multi-series agreement is Silk: Spider Society, from Sony Pictures Television. The highly anticipated series will debut domestically on MGM+’s linear channel and then globally on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories.

As part of her recently signed multi-year overall television deal, Angela Kang will serve as showrunner. Kang developed the series with Academy Award-winning Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse producers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller and Amy Pascal, who will serve as executive producers.

“Amy Pascal, Phil Lord, Chris Miller and Sony’s recent live-action and animated reimagining of the Spider-Man franchise is one of the most dynamic superhero stories in cinema,” said Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios. “Together with Angela Kang’s creative vision, we couldn’t be more excited to bring Silk: Spider Society to our MGM+ and Prime Video customers.”

“We can’t wait to bring the adventures of Cindy Moon to life, thanks to the creative dream team of Chris and Phil, Angela and Amy, along with our partners at Marvel and Amazon,” said Katherine Pope, president of Sony Pictures Television. Studios. “We know this exciting series with new and never-before-seen characters and storylines will wow audiences when they first watch on linear MGM+ and then around the world on Prime Video.”

“Angela is a professional professional whose perspective and creativity we greatly respect and admire. She is also incredibly fun. She loves these characters and we feel really lucky to have the opportunity to work with her to bring Cindy Moon’s story to the world.’ said Lord and Miller.

“I am beyond excited 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 global audiences and I’m so excited to dive in to my first challenge of bringing Korean-American superhero Silk to life on screen,” said Kang.

Based on characters created by Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos, Silk: Spider Society is inspired by the Marvel comics and follows Cindy Moon, a Korean-American woman who is bitten by the same spider that bit Peter Parker, as she escapes prison and searches for her missing family on her way to becoming the superhero Silk.

Angela Kang is a Korean-American television writer and producer who currently serves as the showrunner of The Walking Dead and is an executive producer of the self-titled Daryl spin-off. In addition, she is developing multiple projects for the studio and network as a producer, including a series adaptation of the critically acclaimed fantasy novel Black Sun with author Rebecca Roanhorse writing a pilot, and an adaptation of Drew’s near-sci-fi novel The Postmortal. Magary with executive producer Scott Derrickson. Kang launched her own production company, titled Kang & Co Entertainment, in 2020 and hired Walking Dead producer Jason Sax, who continues to serve as executive vice president of development.

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