Silk: Spider Society: Silk Series Adaptation Swinging to New Home at Amazon
The Walking Dead showrunner Angela Kang has signed on to take over the role of showrunner on Silk: Spider Society. She has also just moved the overall deal she had at AMC to Amazon which means the slate of superhero projects from Sony Pictures and Marvel‘s Spider-Man universe are going to be calling Prime Video home now as Amazon has ordered multiple Marvel-Sony series beginning with Silk. The series is set to be executive produced by Christopher Miller and Phil Lord and the series will first air on MGM+ with it hitting Prime Video globally for streaming.
Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios praised Amy Pascal, Lord, and Miller, saying:
“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.”
“I’m beyond thrilled to be joining the Amazon Studios family for this next chapter of my career,” Kang said. “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.”
Lord and Miller added in a joint statement:
“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.”
The Marvel character Silk was created by Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos and follows Cindy Moon. A Korean-American superhero who is bitten by the radioactive spider that our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man was also bitten by and she gains the same abilities as Peter Parker. She then goes to search for her missing family while discovering her role as a superhero. What approach Kang will take on the series remains to be seen but she has dedicated much time to another prominent series since joining The Walking Dead in season 2 and earned the role of showrunner in season 9.
She now oversees the final season which has brought back some of the fire the series had been missing for many seasons and has worked to deliver a worthy series finale that we will get to experience when the series comes to an end this Sunday. She also developed the spin-off series following Norman Reedus‘s Daryl Dixon but stepped down when the series lost its other lead in Melissa McBride‘s Carol. Nonetheless, the series’ creative pieces behind the camera should lead the series into a place worthy of Marvel fans as we are introduced to the first Korean-American superhero on television to date.
Stay tuned as more information on Silk: Spider Society becomes available.