A Spider-Man Noir live-action series is in the works at Prime Video, and will be set in its own universe, with the trench-coated, film noir-inspired character as the lead role.
Originally voice in 2018 by Nicolas Cage in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, this version will an “older, grizzled superhero in 1930s New York City.” Milo Ventimiglia voiced the character in the Disney XD animated series “Ultimate Spider-Man.”
No casting for the new series has been announced.
In an alternate version, Peter Parker wound up working for a famous photographer named Ben Urich. Ben, going by the name “The Spider,” had a network of informants who would tip him off to important news, but he kept any incriminating evidence regarding Norman Osborn – otherwise known as crime boss the Goblin – a secret in exchange for the drugs he was addicted to.
Oren Uziel will serve as writer and executive producer on the series, according to Variety. He developed the show with Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse producers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller and former Sony chairwoman Amy Pascal, who all serve as executive producers.
Pascal executive produces through her Pascal Pictures. Sony Pictures Television is the studio, where Lord and Miller have an overall deal.
Uziel’s credits include the 2021 Mortal Kombat film and the 2022 Sandra Bullock action comedy The Lost City. He has also worked on the John Wick 4 script and on Borderlands, which is based on the video game of the same name.
Into the Spider-Verse won a Best Animated Feature Oscar in 2019. The first of two sequels, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, will hit theaters in June.