January 28, 2023

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Spider Society, other Spider-Man series coming to Prime

MGM+ and Prime Video have inked a new deal to produce a new series of television shows based on Sony’s Spider-Man universe. The first series, Silk: Spider Society, is written by showrunner Angela Kang and revolves around superhero Silk.

Silk is the alias of Cindy Moon, a Korean-American woman who was bitten by the same spider that bit Peter Parker. The character was created by Dan Slott and Humberto Ramo and first appeared in a 2014 Marvel comic. Serving as part of the superheroine origin story, Silk: Spider Society follows Moon as she escapes from captivity and searches for her missing family before officially becoming Silk.

Kang, who currently serves as showrunner on The Walking Dead, signed a multi-year deal to create television programs for Amazon Studios. On Silk: Spider Society, she is joined by executive producers Phil Lord, Christopher Miller and Amy Pascal, who helped open the door for the rise of Sony’s Universe of Marvel Characters with their work on 2018’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider to open -verse.

Other works Kang can look forward to in her new Amazon deal include a series adaptation of the fantasy novel Black Sun and an adaptation of Drew Magar’s book The Postmortal. Author Rebecca Roanhors has even committed to writing the pilot for the earlier project.