Sony Pictures Television has signed a multi-title deal to produce live-action series based on Marvel characters for Amazon.

The first current project is Silk: Spider Society about superheroine Cindy Moon (Silk), who gains her powers after being bitten by the same spider as Peter Parker (Spider-Man). The series will first launch on Amazon’s linear channel MGM+ (formerly Epix) in the US, then roll out globally on Prime Video.

Created by writer Dan Slott and artist Humberto Ramos, the Korean-American character made her first appearance in Marvel comics in 2014. She later appeared on the big screen in the live-action movies of Marvel Studios. Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) and Avengers: Infinity War (2018). This new series will explore her superhero origin story, following her as she searches for her missing family.

Angela Kang (The Walking Dead) is showrunning, with executive producers Amy Pascal, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse). Pascal brings plenty of Spidey meaning to the project, having helmed animated and live-action adaptations featuring Marvel’s most famous web slinger. She co-produced the latest live-action Spider-Man film trilogy (2017-2021) with Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige. And his upcoming work includes producing Spider-Man: Through the Spider-Verse (Following Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse), which will hit theaters in June 2023.

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