Amazon officially moving forward with several live-action shows based on Marvel characters controlled by Sony, diverse Learn.
The first series under the deal will be “silk: Spider Society”, developed by “The Walking Dead” showrunner Angela Kang Along with “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” Producers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. Kang will serve as a showrunner and executive producer on “Silk” as part of a new multi-year overall TV deal she signed with Amazon. Kang, Lord, and Miller all executive produce along with former Sony chief Amy Pascal. Sony Pictures Television is the studio, with Lord and Miller currently under a package deal there.
“Silk: Spider Society” will debut domestically on the MGM+ (nee Epix) linear channel followed by a worldwide launch on Prime Video. The show is based on the characters created by Dan Slot and Humberto Ramos for Marvel Comics. It follows Cindy Moon, described as “a Korean-American woman bitten by the same spider that bit Peter Parker, as she escapes from prison and searches for her missing family on her way to becoming the superhero known as Silk.”
“Amy Pascal, Phil Lord, Chris Miller, and the latest live-action reimagining of Sony’s Spider-Man series represent some of the most dynamic superhero narratives on film,” said Jennifer Salke, President of Amazon Studios. Together with Angela Kang’s creative vision, we couldn’t be happier to bring ‘Silk: Spider Society’ to MGM+ and Prime Video customers.”
The “Silk” series and other shows based on Marvel characters were controlled by Sony Originally reported as being in the works Back in September 2020. At the time, “Silk” was being written by Lauren Moon, while in 2021 it was reported that Tom Spezialy had joined the series as part of his overall Amazon deal.
“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 Marvel and Amazon,” said Kathryn Pope, President, Sony Pictures Television. studios. “We know this exciting series with new, never-before-seen characters and stories will thrill audiences watching first on linear MGM+ and then around the world on Prime Video.”
“Angela is a professional whose perspective and creativity we respect and greatly appreciate,” Lord and Miller added. “She’s also a hell of a lot of fun. She loves these characters and we feel really fortunate to have the opportunity to work with her to bring Cindy Moon’s story into the world.”
Kang is best known for her work on ‘The Walking Dead’. She became a writer on the show in 2011 and co-executive producer in 2013. She was He was promoted to executive producer and showrunner in 2018 starting with the ninth season of the AMC series. “The Walking Dead” will air the series finale on November 20, with Kang also co-creating a It revolves around the character of Norman ReedusDaryl Dixon. She launched her own production company, Kang & Co Entertainment, in 2020.
It is represented by UTA, Literate, and Johnson Shapiro Slewett & Kole LLP.
“I am thrilled to be joining the Amazon Studios family for this next chapter in my career,” said Kang. “I look forward to working with the executive team on diverse and diverse watercooler shows for a global audience and am very excited to be taking on the first challenge – bringing Korean-American superhero Silk to life on screen.”
It is unknown at this time which other Marvel characters will be featured in Amazon’s offerings, though Sony currently controls over 900 characters associated with the Spider-Man franchise.
Sony has released several live-action Spider-Man movies in the past and is currently working with Marvel Studios on a rebooted movie franchise starring Tom Holland via Columbia Pictures. Sony is also behind Into the Spider-Verse, which won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature in 2019. A sequel to that film is currently in the works, with the first – “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” – hitting theaters. in June 2023.
To date, Sony has also released the live-action movie “Venom” and its sequel “Let There Be Carnage” starring Tom Hardy, as well as “Morbius” starring Jared Leto. A third “Venom” movie is currently in development, while Sony is also working on movie versions of characters like “Kraven the Hunter” starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson And the Madame Web starring Dakota Johnsonamong many others.
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