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Sony Developing Live-Action Marvel Series Centered on Silk

September 3, 2020 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Silk Image Credit: Marvel Comics

Silk is making her way to the small screen in a Sony-produced series centered on the Marvel character. Variety reports that Sony Pictures Television is developing a television series based on the Spider-Man character, with Good Trouble writer Lauren Moon in talks to script the series.

The show is not currently attached to a network or streamer, though the outlet notes that Amazon is in talks to acquire the series as well as other potential Marvel series projects based on characters that Sony owns. Sony owns the IPs for several Spider-Man-related characters and are continuing to develop projects on the film side alongside 2018’s Venom and the upcoming Morbius and Venom: Let There Be Carnage which both release next year.

Silk is Cindy Moon, who is a Korean-American classmate of Peter Parker’s who also got bit by the radioactive spider who Peter Parker his powers. Before she became known to anyone, a man named Ezekiel Sims located her and offered his help to teach her how to use her powers. After training for some time, Ezekiel locked her in a bunker to protect her from Morlun, a member of an immortal family known as The Inheritors who subsist on the life force of “Spider-Totems” such as Spider-Man and Cindy. She eventually got freed and has played a role in several key Spider-Man events while also carrying her own title through two volumes (with a third on hold due to the pandemic).

Interestingly, Cindy Moon has appeared in two MCU films, though not as Silk. Tiffany Espensen played Cindy Moon in a cameo in Spider-Man: Homecoming and reprised the role in a cameo during Avengers: Infinity War. The TV series has yet to cast its Cindy, which strongly suggests that the series may not be connected to the MCU.

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