After the strike shutdown, Silk: Spider Society series receives positive updates

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It appears like the Silk: Spider Society series is heading back in the correct direction. The WGA strike earlier this year forced the closure of the writers’ room for Silk: Spider Society, a new series being developed for MGM+ and Prime Video. Writers’ rooms for various projects have reopened after the strike ended, and several TV series are continuing with their halted works. Since Silk hasn’t experienced that yet, it was among the last series to reopen its writers’ room following the strike. However, according to rumours, following WGAW’s legal notification to Amazon, the series is now tentatively scheduled to start writing in mid- to late-January.

The notification claims that Amazon violated both Article 7 of the MBA and the Strike Termination Agreement (STA) between the WGA and AMPTP by refusing to resume certain writing rooms following the strike. The Guild threatened to take legal action against Amazon and any other studio that violates the STA in order to recover compensation, interest on late payments, and benefit contributions that are owed as a result of the delay. It was also added that studios must allow writers to return to work after the strike ends. As a point of perspective, the WGA strike concluded on September 27.

A new Spider-Man universe is set to debut on MGM+ and Prime Video with Silk: Spider Society. Leading the writing team and taking on the role of showrunner is Angela Kang (The Walking Dead). Along with Amy Pascal and Kang, the executive producers of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse are Phil Lord and Chris Miller. The original comic book characters drawn by Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos served as the inspiration for the series. It centres on Korean-American Cindy Moon, who is bitten by the same radioactive spider that gave Peter Parker the powers of Spider-Man. Cindy, like Silk, transforms into a superhero and utilises her new abilities to break free from captivity and locate her lost family.

After landing the series in 2022, Kang released a statement saying, “I’m beyond thrilled to be joining the Amazon Studios family for this next chapter of my career.” I’m thrilled to take on my first assignment as an executive, which is to bring Korean-American superhero Silk to life on television. I look forward to working with the executive team on diverse, character-driven, watercooler shows for an international audience. Regarding Kang’s inclusion, Lord and Miller noted, “Angela is a pro’s pro whose perspective and creativity we greatly respect and admire.” In addition, she is a tonne of fun. She adores these characters, and we are so grateful that we get to collaborate with her to tell Cindy Moon’s tale to a global audience.

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