Korean-American superhero 'Silk' comes to small screen

Nov 17 (Reuters) - Silk, a Korean-American superhero, will be coming to MGM+ and Amazon Prime Video in a live-action television series based on Sony Pictures' universe of Marvel characters, Amazon said Thursday.

Deal terms were not disclosed for this first installment in a multi-series agreement Amazon struck with Sony.

"Silk: Spider Society," created by the team behind the Academy Award winning "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse," will debut in the United States on the MGM-owned cable network that will take on the parent company's name, MGM+, next year. It will be distributed globally on Prime Video in more than 240 countries.

The story follows Cindy Moon, a Korean American bitten by the same spider that bit Spider-Man Peter Parker, as she escapes imprisonment and searches for her missing family on her way to becoming a superhero.

Angela Kang, a Korean-American television writer and producer who is showrunning "The Walking Dead," will serve as showrunner. She developed the series with "Into the Spider-Verse" producers Phil Lord, Christopher Miller and Amy Pascal, who will serve as executive producers.

Reporting by Dawn Chmielewski; Editing by Richard Chang

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