Way before Disney purchased Marvel, Sony made a deal for Spider-Man and over 900 other Marvel characters that have been introduced within the Spider-Man comic books, which gave them the right to make films and shows featuring everyone’s friendly neighbour Spider-Man. Over the years, Marvel and Sony have made some deals, which meant Disney can make animated shows featuring Spider-Man, and they’ve worked together on films like the Spider-Man “Home” trilogy.
Sony has still been making films featuring characters introduced in the comic book, like Venom and Morbius. And today, Sony Pictures Television has announced a brand new series called “Silk: Spider Society”, which is based on characters created by Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos and inspired by the Marvel comics. It follows Cindy Moon, a Korean-American woman bitten by the same spider that bit Peter Parker, as she escapes imprisonment and searches for her missing family on her way to becoming the superhero known as Silk.
“Silk: Spider Society” is being created by “The Walking Dead’s” Angela Kang, who will be the executive producer and showrunner. The show is also being created by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who are the creative team behind “Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse”, along with producer Amy Pascal, who has worked on the previous “Spider-Man” films at Sony.
Other executive producers working on the show include Tom Spezialy (Watchman) and Lauren Moon.
Due to the complex contract made between Marvel and Sony, Sony has to release the series on a linear network MGM+ (formerly known as Epix), for the first window in the United States, before it can be released on Amazon Prime Video in 240 countries and territories around the world.
Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios said in a statement:
“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. 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.”
Katherine Pope, president of Sony Pictures Television Studios said in a statement:
“We can’t wait to bring the adventures of Cindy Moon to life, thanks to the creative dream team of Chris and Phil, Angela and Amy, along with our partners at Marvel and Amazon. We know this exciting series with new and never-before-seen characters and storylines will wow audiences watching first on linear MGM+ and then around the world on Prime Video.”
Phil Lord and Chris Miller, added:
“Angela is a pro’s pro whose perspective and creativity we greatly respect and admire. She’s also a hell of a lot of fun. She loves these characters and we feel really lucky for the chance to work with her to bring Cindy Moon’s story to the world”
Angela Kang also said in the statement:
“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, ”
For the past few years, we’ve only seen Marvel series on Disney+, but now the Spider-Verse is going to open up on Amazon Prime Video. Will these series interact with other Marvel films like “Venom” or “Morbius”? We’ll just have to wait and see.
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.