Sony is bringing more Marvel heroes to the small screen.
The studio has reached an agreement to create a slate of live-action programs that will stream in the U.S. on MGM+ (formerly Epix) and internationally on Prime Video.
The first is live-action program Silk: Spider Society from showrunner Angela Kang and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse producers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller and Amy Pascal.
The show will follow 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.”
“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,” Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios, said in a statement. “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.”
The character was created in 2014 by Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos. Cindy Moon was reportedly the subject of a movie that Sony was making back in 2018, and she was subsequently predicted to appear in an animated, female-led Spider-Verse spinoff.
“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,” Katherine Pope, president of Sony Pictures Television Studios, said in a statement. “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.”