Thursday, November 17, 2022

MGM+ and Amazon Partner for Marvel Series From Sony - Starting with 'Silk: Spider Society' Developed by Angela Kang

MGM+ (formerly known as Epix) and Amazon Prime Video have formed a partnership to develop a suite of live-action Marvel series from Sony Pictures Television. The first series order is for drama Silk: Spider Society created by The Walking Dead showrunner Angela Kang.

Sony controls the rights for over 900 Marvel characters through a deal that pre-dates Disney's acquisition of Marvel. Through today's announcement, MGM+ will carry the first window rights for the series included in the deal for the United States. Amazon will then control the streaming rights for the series both in the United States and in 240 countries and territories.

Silk: Spider Society will follow 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 will executive produce the drama with Amy Pascal, Phil Lord and Chris Miller.

"I'm beyond thrilled to be joining the Amazon Studios family for this next chapter of my career," said Kang. "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."

"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," added 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."