Amazon’s Prime Video and its cable network Epix, soon to be rebranded as MGM+, have signed an agreement with Sony Pictures Television for the creation of a series of new Marvel-comics based live action series.
The first one to be produced will be Silk: Spider Society, which revolves around a Korean-American woman, bitten by the same spider that bit Peter Parker, in her journey to search for her family and become the superhero Silk.
Korean-American writer and producer Angela Kang, who is currently serving as a showrunner on The Walking Dead, has joined as a showrunner and developed the series together with Phil Lord, Christopher Miller and Amy Pascal, executive producers of the series as well as producers of the incredible Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
“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,” said Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios, then added: “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”.
Silk: Spider Society will debut in the US on MGM+’s channel and will be available for the rest of the world shortly after on Prime Video.
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