, known for his work on Apple’s Shantarum and Netflix’s The Punisher, has signed on as co-showrunner on Amazon‘s live-action Spider-Man Noir series based on the Marvel comic, Deadline has confirmed.
As we reported in February, the as-yet untitled series is written and executive produced by Oren Uziel (The Lost City). It follows an older, grizzled superhero in 1930s New York City. A source close to the project told Deadline the show is set in its own universe that involves an alternate Spider-Man character who is not Peter Parker.
Lightfoot will serve as co-showrunner and executive producer with Uziel.
Uziel developed the series with Academy Award winning Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse producers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller and Amy Pascal who will serve as executive producers. Sony Pictures Television, where Lord and Miller are under an overall deal, is the studio.
The Amazon project would be the first live-action depiction of Spider-Man Noir. The alternate version of Spider-Man emerges in a version of New York during the Great Depression. In the comics, Peter Parker is bitten by a spider housed inside a spider-god idol, that gives him super-human powers.
The character has previously appeared in animated series Ultimate Spider-Man, voiced by Milo Ventimiglia, as well as the film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
BAFTA-nominated Lightfoot most recently served as creator and showrunner on Shantarum starring Charlie Hunnam, which ran for one season on Apple. Before he served as creator and showrunner on Netflix’s limited series Behind her Eyes. He previously created and served as showrunner on both seasons of Marvel’s The Punisher on Netflix, wrote for Narcos and was an Executive Producer and writer on NBC’s critically praised Hannibal for its three-season run.
Deadline’s sister pub Variety was first to report the news.