‘The Punisher’s’ Steve Lightfoot Swings Into Amazon’s ‘Spider-Man Noir’ Series As Co-Showrunner

Steve Lightfoot, acclaimed for his role as showrunner on Netflix’s The Punisher, has joined the creative team of Amazon’s upcoming live-action series Spider-Man Noir as a co-showrunner. This new venture marks Lightfoot’s return to the Marvel realm, taking on a project that features one of the most popular variants of Peter Parker. Set in the 1930s New York City, the series promises a darker, more mature superhero story.

Variety reports that Lightfoot will collaborate with writer Oren Uziel, who also serves as head writer and executive producer. While production and release details remain under wraps, this series is generating significant buzz, especially following the character’s well-received appearance in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, where Nicolas Cage voiced Spider-Man Noir. The series will exist in its own universe, differentiating itself from the traditional Peter Parker storyline.

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Spider-Man Noir is a key component of a larger partnership between Sony and Amazon, aiming to create several live-action series based on Marvel’s Spider-Man comics. This initiative also includes Silk: Spider Society, overseen by showrunner Angela Kang. Both projects, however, faced delays due to the WGA strike, which concluded on 27 September. With the strike’s end and Lightfoot’s hiring, production is gearing up again.

Lightfoot’s impressive body of work, which includes Hannibal, Shantaram, and Behind Her Eyes, along with his experience in The Punisher, positions him well for this ambitious project. Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, alongside Amy Pascal, are set to executive produce, ensuring a blend of new perspectives and established Spider-Man expertise.

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The Spider-Man Noir series is part of Sony’s expanding Spider-Man Universe, which includes upcoming movies like Madame Web, Kraven the Hunter, and Venom 3. While further details about the series are yet to be revealed, its development marks an exciting expansion of the Spider-Man narrative, with Lightfoot at the helm of one of its most intriguing chapters.

Spider-Man Noir does not have a release date as of yet.