Prime Video, MGM+ Pact for Marvel Shows from SPT


MGM+ and Prime Video have ordered a slate of live-action shows based on the Sony Pictures universe of Marvel characters, beginning with Silk: Spider Society, with The Walking Dead alum Angela Kang tapped as showrunner of the new series.

Sony Pictures Television’s Silk: Spider Society will debut in the U.S. on MGM+’s linear channel and globally on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories thereafter. Based on characters created by Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos, Silk: Spider Society 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.

Kang, who has a multiyear overall television deal at Amazon Studios, developed the series with Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, producers of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, and Amy Pascal. All serve as executive producers.

“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. “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.”

“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,” said Katherine Pope, president of Sony Pictures Television Studios. “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.”

“Angela is a pro’s pro whose perspective and creativity we greatly respect and admire,” said Lord and Miller. “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.”

“I’m beyond thrilled to be joining the Amazon Studios family for this next chapter of my career,” Kang added. “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.”