We have learned that Sony is pushing Silk as their next character to introduce into the SPUMC (Sony Pictures Universe of Marvel Characters) with a live-action TV series for the character looking to begin filming in late August.
Sony has been in active development on Silk since September 2020, the first part of expanding their Spider-Man franchise into the television realm. Atypical writer Lauren Moon was in talks at the time to serve as head writer on the series according to Variety, however, a new report from Illuminerdi claims Altered Carbon writer Sang Kyu Kim is now in talks to fill that major position.
They are currently casting for the titular role, Silk/Cindy Moon. Created by Humberto Ramos and Dan Slott and first featured in Issue #1 of The Amazing Spider-Man (2014), Korean-American teenager Cindy Moon was bitten by a radioactive spider mere moments after Peter Parker’s iconic spider bite, though her powers are slightly different. Cindy Moon’s abilities include moving at incredible speed, shooting organic webbing out of her fingertips, and utilizing an advanced Spider-Sense (known as Silk Sense).
Into the Spider-Verse producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller are set to executive produce the series through their production banner Lord Miller. They have previously produced The Lego Batman Movie, The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part as well as the upcoming return of Clone High. They are currently developing the Into the Spider-Verse sequel, co-writing the script alongside Shang-Chi and Wonder Woman 1984 scribe Dave Callaham. The creative duo is also expected to executive produce the all-female Into the Spider-Verse spin-off, led by Hailee Steinfeld’s Spider-Gwen. We have heard that this all-female project is currently going through rewrites.
Amazon has won the rights to distribute Silk on Prime Video, which is making waves with comic-book shows such as The Boys and Invincible. Prime Video will soon be home to more superhero and fantasy shows outside of Sony’s Spider-Man television endeavors, including the new The Lord of the Rings series, which cost $450M+ just for its first season with more follow-ups and spin-offs already in the planning stage. Amazon is also developing a spin-off to The Boys that will follow hormonal super-powered teenagers at Vought International’s only college exclusively for superheroes.
With the live-action Silk series currently projected to wrap production in early 2022, it can be assumed that this could premiere on Prime Video in fall 2022.