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Korean Am superhero coming to television

Amazon today announced that the Korean American superhero Silk, also known as Cindy Moon, will be coming to Amazon Prime and MGM+ in January, reports Variety.

Silk: Spider Society will be from showrunner Angela Kang (The Walking Dead) and will follow Cindy Moon, a woman bitten by the same spider that bit Peter Parker.

Moon escapes imprisonment in search for her missing family and on her way to becoming the superhero Silk. This is believed to be the first Korean American woman superhero in the Marvel Universe.

“Together with Angela Kang’s creative vision, we couldn’t be more pleased to bring Silk: Spider Society to our MGM+ and Prime Video customers,” said Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios.

MGM+ is the former Epix and will air Silk first, before it is expanded to the global network of Amazon Prime, according to Deadline. Phil Lord, Amy Pascal and Chris Miller will executive produce the series.

It is the first of many shows expected to be developed from 900 Marvel characters that Sony controls. This predates Disney’s purchase of Marvel.

“We can’t wait to bring the adventures of Cindy Moon to life, thanks to the creative dream team of Chris and Phil, Angela and Amy, along with our partners at Marvel and Amazon,” added Katherine Pope, president of Sony Pictures Television Studios in a statement to Syfy. “We know this exciting series with new and never-before-seen characters and storylines will wow audiences watching first on linear MGM+ and then around the world on Prime Video.”

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