A live-action Marvel "Silk” TV series is in the works at Sony Pictures Television!
Reports day that Sony is developing a live-action series focused on Silk, a Korean-American girl who was bitten by the same spider as Peter Parker. Lauren Moon, credited for her work on the Freeform series "Good Trouble" and Netflix series "Atypical," is currently in talks to write.
Phil Lord and Chris Miller will act as executive producers alongside Amy Pascal. Amazon is reported as being the front runners in buying the project. Also, while it is separate from Marvel Studios' MCU, there is always the possibility of them still crossing over given the unique circumstances of Tom Holland's Spider-Man contract.
It was reported in 2018 that Sony Pictures was in the early stages of development on a Silk standalone film. Later that same year, it was also reported that Sony was developing a female-led spinoff of “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”that would potentially focus on Silk, Spider-Gwen, and Spider-Woman.
The character Silk’s real name is Cindy Moon, a Korean-American classmate of Peter Parker’s. She was first introduced in the comic books in “The Amazing Spider-Man #1” in 2014. 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).
Tiffany Espensen played the character in the 2017 film “Spider-Man: Homecoming.” It is unknown at this time if she would star in the series.