INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE Writers Return to Create Spin-Off TV Shows

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Credit: Sony Pictures Animation
Credit: Sony Pictures

Writer/diectors Phil Lord and Chris Miller have signed a five-year overall deal with Sony Pictures Television (SPE) to develop live-action and animated shows including "a suite of TV series" based on Sony's Spider-verse movies. First reported by Deadline, the reported $100m+ deal would also include non-Spider-Verse shows as well - including original projects by Lord and Miller.

"We are so grateful to everyone at Sony Pictures Television for choosing to partner with us and expand our enduring relationship with the studio" said Lord and Miller in a joint statement. "Together we aim to make groundbreaking work of the highest quality and integrity, and to place that work in convenient proximity to your eyeballs and earholes, wherever you may be."

Lord and Miller come to Sony TV after nine years at 20th Century Fox Television. The Hollywood trade reports that the duo didn't want to continue there due to Fox's connections to Disney - whose subsidiary, Lucasfilm, dismissed them from Solo: A Star Wars Story.

"This is a significant milestone for our television business, having the opportunity to work with two of the most creative forces in the industry in both our film and television businesses,” said Mike Hopkins, SPE Chairman. "Building on our strong IP and creating new franchises has been a key focus for SPE, and the best way to do that is to invest in remarkable storytellers like Phil and Chris. We are thrilled to welcome them to the SPT family, and I want to thank Jeff, Chris and Jason for all their hard work in pulling this deal together."

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