Sony is gradually expanding their catalogue of Spider-Man characters for both film and television. It’s already been announced that a Silk: Spider Society series is in development for a release on Amazon Prime. Now it looks like they have their sights on a Spider-Man Noir series as well.
This news comes via Variety. Naturally, the series is in early development at this time. As such, plot details are scarce. Though it does appear that this iteration will take place in the 1930s.
As they’ve stated:
“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.”
It’s unclear exactly which other characters could appear in the series. But it’s clear that Sony is eager to take advantage of the vast amount of characters at their disposal. As such, we could expect to see some pretty huge surprises with this new television series.
Oren Uziel is attached to the series as writer and executive producer. Interestingly, the series was developed by Uziel alongside Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse producers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller in addition to Amy Pascal. It was also revealed that Pascal will executive produce via Pascal Pictures with the studio being Sony Pictures Television. Lord and Miller have a deal with the studio while also acting as executive producers on the show.
Fans will remember that the Spider-Man Noir variant of Spider-Man was first introduced in 2009. His origin is described as follows:
“He is bitten by a spider hidden inside a stolen artifact, causing him to have visions of a spider-god who grants him superpowers.”
Perhaps the most well-known iteration of the character appeared in the animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. This version of the character was voiced by actor Nicolas Cage.
Stay tuned to ScreenGeek for additional updates regarding the Spider-Man Noir series as we have them. It’ll certainly be interesting to see how this character is brought to life for live-action.