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Steve Lightfoot Joins ‘Spider-Man Noir’ Series as Co-Showrunner

Amazon Studios’ mysterious new show from ‘The Punisher’ developer and ‘The Lost City’ writer Oren Uziel will follow an older superhero in a 1930s New York City, although it will not be Peter Parker.

Variety reports that Steve Lightfoot (The Punisher, Hannibal) will co-showrun Amazon Studios’ upcoming Noir style live-action Spider-Man series, which follows an older superhero in a 1930s New York City (although it will not be Peter Parker) in a universe separate from other established continuities.

Oren Uziel (The Lost City, 22 Jump Street) serves as writer and executive producer. The show was developed in collaboration with Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse producers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller as well as former Sony exec Amy Pascal.

The Spider-Man Noir comics debuted in 2009 as part of a greater Marvel Noir universe set in the Great Depression. The comic follows a man granted superpowers from a spider-god after being bitten by a spider concealed within a stolen artifact. The Noir character previously appeared in the animated series Ultimate Spider-Man, voiced by Milo Ventimiglia, as well as in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, voiced by Nicolas Cage. The upcoming show marks the character’s first live-action iteration.

Amazon Studios is busy within the Spider-Verse, having also previously announced a Silk: Spider Society series showrun by Angela Kang, in addition to multiple other Sony-controlled Marvel character projects. With over 900 characters associated with the Spider-Man franchise at their disposal, fans could be getting a lot more Spidey on the streamer in the future.

Executive producing alongside Uziel are Lord and Miller for Sony Pictures Television, and Pascal via Pascal Pictures.

Prime Video has not yet announced a release date.

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