Amazon’s “Spider-Man Noir” Series Taps “The Punisher” Showrunner Steve Lightfoot

Amazon’s Spider-Man Noir series is swinging into action.

The upcoming series is bringing in The Punisher showrunner Steve Lightfoot to serve as co-showrunner, Variety reports. Spider-Man Noir was first revealed back in February, with Oren Uziel serving as head writer. Now, Uziel and Lightfoot will serve as co-showrunners and executive producers as the series begins to take shape.

Spider-Man Noir will, as its title suggests, find the titular Spider-Man in a shadow-splashed 1930s New York appropriate for the noir genre, as is the fact that this Spider-Man is older, grizzled, and not Peter Parker. Spider-Man Noir is not the only project at Amazon based on Sony’s Marvel characters. The streamer is also prepping the series Silk: Spider Society with showrunner Angela Kang, as well as some other series based on Sony’s large cache of Marvel characters that are in development.

Uziel developed Spider-Man Noir alongside Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and Across the Spider-Verse producers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller and former Sony boss Amy Pascal, who will also serve as executive producer, with Sony Pictures Television, where Lord and Miller have an overall deal, will be the studio. In Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, Spider-Man Noir was voiced by Nicolas Cage.

Lightfoot developed Netflix’s The Punisher, starring Jon Bernthal as the Marvel antihero, as well as Apple TV+’s recent Shantaram, starring Charlie Hunnam, an adaptation of Gregory David Roberts’ novel. Lightfoot also developed Netflix’s Behind Her Eyes and worked on Netflix’s Narcos and NBC’s Hannibal. 

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Featured image: Spider-Man Noir (Nicolas Cage) in Sony Pictures Animation’s SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE.


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