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Silk: Spider Society to kick off Sony’s Spider-man related live-action TV universe

November 20th, 2022 by Marc Comments

Waaaaaaaaaaaaay back in April 2019 before the whole world went crazy, we reported that Into the Spider-verse’s Phil Lord and Chris Miller would be working on Sony’s future TV output, in particular, the Spider-man related stuff that Sony still owns, despite Marvel having Tom Holland’s Spider-man in the MCU.

At the time, we reported: “The pair will be involved in developing a suite of television series based on Sony’s universe of Marvel characters.

“Those include Spider-Man (and all his villains, like Green Goblin); Venom (a sequel with Tim Hardy is in the works); Morbius (which has a live-action feature in the works starring Jared Leto); and Black Cat and Silver Sable (both in development on the feature side).

“Select TV projects related to Sony’s Marvel characters will be produced in partnership with former Sony Pictures Entertainment co-chairman Amy Pascal. Also possibly on the table: all the characters from Into the Spider-Verse. It’s unclear which Marvel characters Lord and Miller will take on.”

We also reported at the time that likely the first show in the plan would be a Silk show and it seems that that’s exactly the plan with the show kicking off the Sony-Spider-man universe.

Interestingly, as we pointed out before, Cindy Moon is already an existing character in Sony’s Spider-verse/MCU as she appeared in Spider-man: Homecoming, played by Tiffany Espensen (left) and, if you look closely, she actually appeared in Avengers: Infinity War, so it would make sense to get Espensen back to pick up the character again. I would like to think that when she was cast this was the plan.

Moon too was bitten by a radioactive spider, but unlike Peter Parker she was granted the ability to move really fast and shoot spider-web (silk) from her fingertips, it also gives her the ability to move at incredible speed, shoot webs out of her fingertips, and possess an advanced Spider-Sense (known as Silk Sense). Tiffany Espensen played the character in the 2017 film Spider-Man: Homecoming. It is unknown at this time if she would star in the series.

The series, which will be called Silk: Spider Society, will air on MGM+, formerly Epix, and, according to the official line, will focus on Cindy Moon, a Korean-American woman bitten by the same spider that got Peter Parker. The action will follow Cindy as she “escapes imprisonment and searches for her missing family on her way to becoming the superhero known as Silk”.

Could this be why we have not seen Holland’s Peter Parker bitten in the MCU? Is it going to officially be tied into the Silk series? Who knows.

The Walking Dead executive producer Angela Kang will be showrunner, developing the series with Lord and Miller and Amy Pascal.

Amazon Studios Head Jennifer Salke said: “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.”

Having Lord and Miller overseeing these shows is very exciting as Into the Spider-verse is still the most dynamic superhero movie we’ve had in years, so if they can bring even a small part of the magic to the small screen weekly, them bring it one and with Sony owning literally thousands of Spider-man characters, what comes next could be very, very exciting too.

Source: TVLine

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….