Sony’s ‘Silk’ Animated Series May Make Its Way To Amazon

by Erik Amaya

Sony’s Spider-Man related series may finally be getting off the ground.

Deadline reports the studio is in talks with Amazon to bring an animated series based on the Silk character to the streaming service. Atypical‘s Lauren Moon has been working on an adaptation for sometime and it seems it will be the first in a number of programs Sony envisioned for various Spider-Man characters to be produced by Lord Miller Productions.

Created by Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos, Silk is Cindy Moon, a student bit by the same radioactive spider as Peter Parker. As a result, Cindy has Spider-Sense and the other familiar spider powers in addition to an eidetic memory and organic webbing. Initially unable to control her powers, she is trained by Ezekiel for a number of years, but he ultimately traps her under false pretenses. She is eventually freed by Peter, and finds herself attracted to him thanks to their shared Spider-Sense. Other comic book happenings occur, of course, and Cindy establishes a new life in the hopes of finding her parents.

The site notes the always complicated nature of Marvel media rights means the series may need to air on “linear” platform or network before it can stream on Amazon. It is also unclear if Silk or any of the other Sony TV programs will be connected to the film Spider-Verse. Then again, Marvel’s attempts to keep things connected revealed the dangers in attempting such continuity.

As the project is still in its early stages, it is unclear when Silk will begin production.

Erik Amaya

Host of Tread Perilously and a Film/TV Writer at Comicon.com and Rotten Tomatoes. A former staff writer at CBR and Bleeding Cool, and a contributing writer at Fanbase Press and Monkeys Fighting Robots. Voice of Puppet Tommy on The Room Responds. A seeker of the Seastone Chair and the owner of a Legion Flight Ring. Sorted into Gryffindor, which came as some surprise.

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