Whether Tom Holland’s Young MCU Spider-Man and the animated antics of the Spider-Verse don’t provide you with enough action on the web, another brand of spider-sense will tingle live action…but not in the way fans expect.

A Spider-Man Noir series is currently in development at Amazon, with Sony Pictures Television as the production studio. Variety learned that the show will follow an “older, grizzled superhero in 1930s New York.” This will be the first live-action iteration of the dark variant of Spider-Man, who previously only appeared as an animated character in Ultimate Spider-Man And Into the Spider-Verse.

Spider-Man Noir was created by writers David Hine and Fabrice Sapolsky, and designed by artists Carmine Di Giandomenico and Marko Djurdjevic. In the comics, he is a version of Peter Parker who lives in New York during the Great Depression and fights the forces of Nazi Germany even before the United States enters World War II. Parker becomes Spider-Man Noir after receiving superpowers from a spider-god, and familiar Spider-Man villains like Norman Osborn also appear.

Spider-Man Noir, voiced by Nicolas Cage in In the Spider-Verse.Sony Pictures release

The Spider-Man Noir Amazon series, however, will be set in its own universe – therefore, completely separate from the MCU – and the main character will not be Peter Parker, per Variety sources. It’s still unclear if the show will be set in the established Sony to Marvel timeline, or if any of the characters from previous Sony-led Marvel movies (such as Morbius and Venom) will appear. Sony currently owns the rights to large swathes of the Spider-Man franchise, so the possibilities for cameos and team-ups are endless.

The Amazon series will be written and produced by Oren Uziel (mortal combat), who will develop the show alongside Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse producers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. Into the Spider-Verse won an Oscar for Best Animated Feature in 2019 and has two sequels in the works, so there’s some pedigree here.

The untitled show is the second known TV project based on the Sony-controlled Marvel characters in development at Amazon. Last November, Amazon announced that a series called Silk: Spider Society was in the works of showrunner and The Walking Dead former Angela Kang. He follows Cindy Moon, a Korean-American woman bitten by the same busy spider that bit Peter Parker. Sony also has a third Venom film in development, as well as the Marvel films Kraven the hunter And Mrs Web, the respective releases are scheduled for October 2023 and February 2024. It’s still unclear when the Spider-Man Noir series will release on Amazon.