Tom Spezialy Joins Marvel’s Silk as Showrunner, Inks Overall Deal with Amazon Studios

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Watchmen executive producer and Emmy winner Tom Spezialy has joined Sony Pictures Television’s live-action Marvel series Silk as showrunner and executive producer with the project reportedly heading to Amazon Prime Video (via Deadline). The announcement comes as Spezialy has signed an overall deal with Amazon Studios.

Silk is being penned and also executive produced by Good Trouble and Atypical writer Lauren Moon, who is Korean-American just like the Spider-Man universe character.

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Silk, whose real name is Cindy Moon, is a Korean-American classmate of Peter Parker’s. She was first introduced in the comic books in The Amazing Spider-Man #1 in 2014, with the character having been created by Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos. Like Parker, she is bitten by a radioactive spider, which gives her the ability to move at incredible speed, shoot webs out of her fingertips, and possess an advanced Spider-Sense known as Silk Sense.

The character previously appeared in Spider-Man: Homecoming and Avengers: Infinity War and was played by Tiffany Espensen. Casting for the television role has not yet been announced.

Phil Lord and Chris Miller will executive produce the series through their Lord Miller production banner alongside former Sony Pictures Entertainment head Amy Pascal. Sony Pictures Television will produce.

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In 2018, Sony announced they were developing a Silk movie as a Spider-Man spinoff following the success of 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming. Pascal was set to produce the film. Earlier last year Sony also announced that it was working on a secret female-centric Marvel movie with director S.J. Clarkson (Collateral).