Silk: Spider Society–From ‘Walking Dead’ Alum Angela Kang

‘Silk: Spider Society’ From ‘Walking Dead’ Alum Angela Kang

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Amazon is moving forward with multiple live-action shows based on the Marvel characters controlled by Sony.

The first series will be Silk: Spider Society, which was developed by The Walking Dead showrunner Angela Kang along with Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse producers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.

Kang will serve as showrunner and executive producer on “Silk” as part of a new multi-year overall television deal she has signed with Amazon. Kang, Lord, and Miller all executive produce along with former Sony boss Amy Pascal.

Sony TV is the studio, with Lord and Miller currently under an overall deal there.

“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,” said 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.”

The “Silk” series and the other shows based on Sony-controlled Marvel characters were in the works since 2020. At that time, Lauren Moon was writing Silk, while it was reported in 2021 that Tom Spezialy had joined the series as showrunner as part of his own Amazon overall deal.

“We can’t wait to bring the adventures of Cindy Moon to life, thanks to the creative dream team of Chris and Phil, Angela and Amy, along with our partners at Marvel and Amazon,” said Katherine Pope, president of Sony Pictures Television Studios. “We know this exciting series with new and never-before-seen characters and storylines will wow audiences watching first on linear MGM+ and then around the world on Prime Video.”

“Angela is a pro’s pro whose perspective and creativity we greatly respect and admire,” added Lord and Miller. “She’s also a hell of a lot of fun. She loves these characters and we feel really lucky for the chance to work with her to bring Cindy Moon’s story to the world.”

Kang is best known for her work on “The Walking Dead.” She became a writer on the show in 2011 and co-exec-producer in 2013. She was promoted to exec producer and shoiwrunner in 2018 beginning with the hit AMC series’ ninth season.

The Walking Dead is airing its series finale on Nov. 20, with Kang also co-creating a spinoff centered on Norman Reedus’ character, Daryl Dixon.

She launched her own production company, Kang & Co Entertainment, in 2020.

Jason Sax, formerly a consulting producer on “The Walking Dead,” serves as the company’s executive vice president of development. Kang & Co’s current development slate includes a series adaptation of the novel “Black Sun” with author Rebecaa Roanhorse writing, as well as an adaptation of the sci-fi novel “The Postmortal” by Drew Magary.