According to Variety a Spider-Man Noir live-action series is in the works at Amazon. This is the second Sony owned Spider-man project to end up at Amazon. Who knows, there could be more on the way? Here is what the trade had to say.
A Spider-Man Noir live-action series is in the works at Amazon, Variety has learned exclusively.
The untitled series will follow an older, grizzled superhero in 1930s New York City. An individual with knowledge of the project says that the show will be set in its own universe and the main character will not be Peter Parker.
This is the second known project based on the Sony-controlled Marvel characters at Amazon Prime Video and MGM+. It was previously announced that Amazon was moving forward with the series “Silk: Spider Society” from showrunner Angela Kang, with several other shows in the works. It is unknown at this time which other Marvel characters will be featured in the other Amazon shows, though Sony currently controls over 900 such characters associated with the Spider-Man franchise.
Oren Uziel will serve as writer and executive producer on the Spider-Man Noir show. Uziel developed the show along with “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” producers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller and former Sony boss Amy Pascal, who all executive produce. Pascal executive produces via Pascal Pictures. Sony Pictures Television is the studio, with Lord and Miller currently under an overall deal there.
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Now I doubt I’ll surprise any regular readers with my disinterest in this show. Scratch that, my disinterest in anything Sony does outside the MCU with their Spider-Man licence. So far Sony have conditioned me to think of their product as cheap and nasty.
Ergo, I’m less interested in these new Amazon deals than I would be with perhaps another property. The only hope I would have is that Sony are simply writing some of the checks and Amazon hires a decent creative team. Though, how interesting will a Spider-Man Noir live-action show actually be? I guess that remains to be seen?
What do you think of the news a Spider-Man Noir live-action series is in the works at Amazon? Thoughts below as always.