Amazon is going to get deep into the Spider-Verse and is going to kick things off with Silk: Spider Society.
Amazon announced on Thursday that it is moving forward with the long-gestating Silk series under the showrunner leadership of Angela Kang (The Walking Dead). She developed the new series alongside Chriss Miller and Phil Lord (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse), and all three of them will serve as executive producers with former Sony chief Amy Pascal joining them.
“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,” said Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios. “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.”
“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 watching first on linear MGM+ and then around the world on Prime Video.”
“Angela is a pro’s pro whose perspective and creativity we greatly respect and admire. She’s also a hell of a lot of fun. She loves these characters and we feel really lucky for the chance to work with her to bring Cindy Moon’s story to the world” said Lord and Miller.
“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, ” said Kang.
Silk: Spider Society will first debut on MGM+ in the U.S. before moving to Prime Video globally. This is being stated to be the first of several projects, but no word on the additional ones as of yet.