The Silk series has found its showrunner in The Walking Dead producer Angela Kang.
Amazon is teaming up with Sony Pictures Television to develop a live-action series revolving around the Spider-Man character Cindy Moon, a.k.a. Silk. The Walking Dead showrunner Angela Kang is overseeing the project, titled Silk: Spider Society, as part of her new, multi-year television deal with Amazon, replacing Tom Spezialy and Lauren Moon.
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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