In September last year, reports revealed that Sony was looking to expand its universe of Spider-Man-related characters with the introduction of a Silk live-action series. Not much else was known at the time outside of the fact that Lauren Moon was in talks to write the series, with Phil Lord and Chris Miller set to executive produce the project alongside the former head of Sony Pictures Entertainment, Amy Pascal.
A new report from The Illuminerdi has revealed that Sony is pressing ahead with development on Silk, which will introduce the relatively new Marvel character of Cindy Moon to the world. Moon was originally introduced to comic book readers in 2014’s The Amazing Spider-Man #1. She is a Korean-American classmate of Peter Parker, who is also bitten by a radioactive spider and gains superpowers. The character has already appeared without her superpowers in the MCU in Spider-Man: Homecoming, where she was played by Tiffany Espensen.
According to The Illuminerdi, Sony is actively looking to cast the role of Silk. The casting call reveals the lead role to be a Korean-American, aged between 19 to 29 years old, who has a love for ’80 and ’90s pop culture. It also seems that the series will take place shortly after Cindy Moon gains her powers, as she is also described as “a total beginner in law enforcement and fighting crime”.
The report suggests that Sony has approached Adeline Rudolph (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and Riverdale) for the role, however, no official talks have yet taken place. It was also revealed that Sang Kyu Kim (Jupiter’s Legacy, Altered Carbon, The Walking Dead) has been added as Silk‘s showrunner and executive producer and that the live-action series will be released on Amazon Prime.
Silk doesn’t have a release window yet. Whilst there is no guarantee that they will be directly linked to the MCU, the nature of Tom Holland’s Spider-Man contract means that there will likely be some crossover.