This week Amazon announced it’s bringing Nicolas Cage to the live-action side of the Spider-Verse. He’ll reprise his animated character in person in his own Spider-Man Noir spinoff series. But it turns out the studio might have only had room for one such Spidey show. Amazon is not moving forward with its previously announced live-action Silk: Spider Society show. The Spider-Man series starring the character Silk has now been canceled.

The Spider-Man character Silk was set to star in a now-cancelled Prime Video spider-man series Silk Spider Society
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Variety says Amazon has pulled the plug on its live-action series about the comic book character Cindy Moon, better known as Silk. The show would have told the story of the young Korean-American woman bit by the very same spider that gave Peter Parker his powers.

The Walking Dead’s Angela Kang was set to serve as showrunner of the canceled Silk: Spider Society, with Into the Spider-Verse‘s Phil Lord and Chris Miller serving as executive producers. Amy Pascal, the head of the Spider-Man franchise, was also onboard as an executive producer. Amazon originally ordered Silk: Spider Society to series in late 2022, so this pre-cancellation of the Spider-Man show was not a hasty decision. However, it’s not a total surprise to fans who’ve been following its development. Earlier this year The Ankler reported that Amazon had released Silk‘s writers room so its members could pursue other opportunities. Kang had remained on as showrunner, showing the streaming site had not fully given up on the show until now.

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Silk is one of the newer members of the Spider-Man franchise. Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos first introduced Cindy Moon in 2014’s Amazing Spider-Man #1. The official synopsis for the now-canceled Amazon live-action series said the Silk Spider-Man show would follow her escape from imprisonment and search “for her missing family on her way to becoming the superhero known as Silk.”

Now, Silk will have to search for another way to bring her story to the screen. Either that or Spider-Man Noir’s first case on his live-action show can be to learn what happened to Silk’s series.