It seems as though the wheels have begun turning again for Amazon’s Silk series. The creatives behind the Spider-Man spin-off are set to return to the writer’s room early next year.
Silk was at the center of Amazon’s feud with the WGA just a few weeks ago. In fact, the WGA threatened to sue Amazon if the studio didn’t reopen the writers’ room for the Spider-Man series in a reasonable time frame. Luckily, it seems the project is back on track, with the writers’ room set to reopen in January in 2024.
Silk isn’t the only Spider-Man project picking up steam at Amazon. The studio’s live-action Spider-Man: Noir series recently found writers and executive producers in Oren Uziel (The Lost City, Mortal Kombat) and Steve Lightfoot (The Punisher). Hopefully, these projects end up better than Sony’s attempts at a Spider-Man universe!
Who else is attached to the Silk series?
In addition to serving as the showrunner of the series, Angela Kang is also producing Silk: Spider Society alongside Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the masterminds behind Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Former Sony chief Amy Pascal is also on board as a producer.
“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 Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke. “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.”
Angela Kang added: “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.”
Silk: Spider Society is the first series from a slate of live-action television projects based on the Marvel characters that currently are in the possession of Sony. The company owns the rights to more than 900 characters with ties to Spider-Man. The projects are set to premiere on MGM+ and Amazon’s Prime Video platform.
Silk is the alias of Cindy Moon, who was bitten by the same radioactive spider as Peter Parker, granting her superhuman abilities. Created by Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos, Cindy made her first appearance in the pages of 2014’s The Amazing Spider-Man #1.
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