Sony, a major studio in Hollywood, is giving Amazon the small-screen approach to its lineup of Marvel superheroes. In an effort to create a “live-action TV series sequel,” the studio, which holds licenses to more than 900 Marvel characters, struck a deal with Amazon Studios on Thursday. The shows will air on MGM+ in the US and will be available to stream worldwide on Amazon Prime Video.
Live-action project Silk: Spider Society, produced by The Walking Dead producer Angela Kang, is the first series to come out of the deal.
The projects being created under the deal, according to Amazon, are based on “the Sony Pictures Universe of Marvel Characters,” referring to movies Sony has produced with main characters related to Spider-Man, but not the crawler itself. These films include the Tom Hardy-starring “Venom“trilogy”,Morbius” (this is Morbin Time), as well as the next “Kraven the hunter” and “Madame Web.”
Silk: Spider Society
Cindy Moon, a Korean-American who was bitten by the very spider that granted Peter Parker his incredible abilities, is said to be the show’s main subject. As Cindy “escapes imprisonment and seeks her estranged family on her journey to becoming the superhero known as Silk”,
The news is Amazon’s first public acknowledgment that the streaming service is collaborating with Sony on a slate of original Marvel TV shows.
For Sony Pictures TV, Amazon, and MGM, Lord and Miller will likely be in charge of the larger franchise.
The show will first air domestically on MGM+ and then internationally on Amazon’s Prime Video service.
Which Sony side of Marvel characters will have its own series?
Spider-Man has a ton of secondary characters besides Silk that could be interesting to explore, especially when the spider worms brought multiple variations of Spider-Man from all over the multiverse. Another Spider-Man from a different reality, like Spiderman 2099 Where Spider Punkcould be the main subject of a Sony Pictures production.
Plus, now that it’s certain to be part of the live-action category, additional characters, like Black Cat and Silver Sable, might finally get a chance for TV development after nearly hitting the big screen.
To avoid fan confusion and create the concept of a shared universe, it makes sense to believe that these projects will be set in the same universe as Tom Hardy’s Venom and Jared Leto’s Morbius.
Hopefully, more information on Sony’s Marvel Universe expansion to small screens will be available soon.