Earlier this week at Amazon’s Upfront event for advertisers, a brand new live-action series called “Spider-Man: Noir” was announced series for MGM+ and Prime Video, which will see Nicholas Cage revive his role of an ageing and down-on-his-luck private investigator in 1930s New York, who is forced to grapple with his past life as the city’s one and only superhero. 

But this isn’t the only series Amazon has been developing based on the Spider-Man comic books. Back in 2019, Amazon was developing a live-action series based on “Silk.” This series was going to be called “Silk: Spider Society” and would feature Cindy Moon from the Marvel comic books. Moon is a character who has been bitten by the same spider that gave Peter Parker his spider abilities.

However, the show’s development has been having major issues. Earlier this year, it was revealed that the project was on hold, and this week, it was revealed that the show is now cancelled and won’t be moving ahead.

Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the creative team behind “Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse,” and producer Amy Pascal, who worked on the previous “Spider-Man” films at Sony, were creating the show.  The showrunner of the “Silk” series was Angela Kang, who had previously worked on the “Walking Dead”.

Apparently, the rights to use Silk will now revert back to Sony Pictures Television, since Sony still has the live-action rights to Spider-Man, which was a long-running deal made before Disney purchased Marvel.  Sony is looking to sell the series to other buyers, so in theory, Disney could pick the show up, but with them reducing the amount of projects, it’s probably unlikely.

The series has been in development for many years and has undergone many changes, but it’s likely that the recent failure of female-led superhero films like “Madame Web” and “The Marvels” may have had some influence on the decision to pull the plug on the project and instead focus on Spider-Man: Noir. 

Roger’s POV:  It doesn’t surprise me that “Silk” has been cancelled, as it feels like a show that just wasn’t necessary and just another project being rushed out during the boom of superheroes in 2019, but it’s taken so long to get the project moving that the entire industry has changed. “Silk” wasn’t going to be cheap to make, and no doubt the failure of “Madame Web” will have caused some panic at Sony, as just putting out a Marvel superhero project doesn’t automatically mean audiences will watch. 

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Roger Palmer

Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom. Email: Roger@WhatsOnDisneyPlus.com Twitter: Twitter.com/RogPalmerUK Facebook: Facebook.com/rogpalmeruk

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