Variety has revealed that Amazon has ordered a number of live-action series based on Marvel properties that Sony holds the rights to.
The first series to be announced is Silk: Spider Societywhich follows one of the more recently created Spider Man sign, Silke. It is being developed by Angela Kang – best known as The Walking Dead‘s showrunner — and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse producers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. It will be produced by Kang, Lord, Miller and Amy Pascal.
“We can’t wait to bring Cindy Moon’s adventure to life, thanks to the creative dream team of Chris and Phil, Angela and Amy, along with our partners at Marvel and Amazon,” said Sony Pictures Television Studios President Katherine Pope. “We know this exciting series with new and never-before-seen characters and storylines will wow audiences watching first on linear MGM+ and then around the world on Prime Video.”
“Angela is a pro whose perspective and creativity we greatly respect and admire,” commented Lord and Miller. “She is also very funny. She loves these characters and we feel truly fortunate for the chance to work with her to bring Cindy Moon’s story to life.”
However, no other characters or show concepts have been specified Silk: Spider Society is said to be only the first product of the deal between Amazon and Sony.
Silk – or Cindy Moon – first debuted in the 2014s The Amazing Spider-Man #1 and was created by Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos. Moon was bitten by the same radioactive spider as Peter Parker, but had a very different life after the bite. Cindy (as a student instead of her Silk persona) appeared in Spider-Man: Homecoming and Avengers: Infinity Warwhere she was played by Tiffany Espensen.