‘Silk: Spider Society’ Live-Action Series No Longer Moving Forward at Amazon

The “Silk: Spider Society” live-action series has been scrapped at Amazon.

The show was originally greenlit in November 2022 in a deal with Sony Pictures Television to develop a suite of shows based on Marvel characters that Sony controls. It was meant to debut on the MGM+ linear channel domestically before a global launch on Prime Video.

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“The Walking Dead” alum Angela Kang was onboard as executive producer and showrunner, with Kang also signing a multi-year overall deal with Amazon MGM Studios in the process. Kang will continue under that deal. Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, and Amy Pascal were also executive producers on the series. According to an individual with knowledge of the situation, Sony will try to shop the series to other buyers.

It had been reported earlier in the year by The Ankler that Amazon had shutdown the writers’ room for “Silk,” with the writing staff released to pursue other work, though Kang remained attached to the project as showrunner. The Ankler reported at that time that Amazon wanted to refocus the show with a more male-skewing audience in mind, which would make sense given the company’s success with shows like “The Boys” and the spinoff “Gen V,” “Fallout,” “Reacher,” and “Jack Ryan.”

The official logline released at the time of the series order stated that the show would follow Cindy Moon, described as “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.”

The “Silk” series news comes days after Amazon announced it has ordered a Spider-Man Noir live-action series starring Nicolas Cage, with Lord, Miller, and Pascal also executive producing.

Sony currently controls over 900 Marvel characters associated with the Spider-Man franchise. No other shows under the partnership have been announced at this time. Sony is prepping theatrical releases for a third “Venom” film as well as “Kraven the Hunter” starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, the former of which is slated to debut in October while the latter will bow in December.

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