The Walking Dead showrunner Angela Kang recently backed out of The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon spinoff, and now we know why. The Hollywood Reporter reports that Kang has signed a deal with Amazon Studios, where she will also develop several projects.
Silk is a character created by Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos, and the series will get its source material from the Marvel comics. Cindy Moon is a young Korean-American girl who is bit by the same spider that transformed Peter Parker into Spiderman. The series will follow her journey to becoming the superhero known as Silk and marks one of the first to highlight a Korean-American superhero.
Kang will also be developing a series adaptation of a fantasy novel titled Black Sun, with author Rebecca Roanhorse writing the script. And an adaptation of The Postmortal by Drew Magary, a near sci-fi novel with Scott Derrickson executive producing.
This is an exciting time for Kang as she has spent many years working on The Walking Dead series.
Angela Kang – The Walking Dead
Kang began her career with The Walking Dead as a writer. The first episode she wrote was season 2, episode 6, “Secrets.” She would continue to write for the series, including memorable episodes “I Ain’t a Judas,” “Four Walls and a Roof,” “Coda,” “Thank You,” and more.
She would take over as showrunner as season 9 began and continue this position through the series finale episode. She had the honor of writing the series finale that Greg Nicotero directed. Another fun bit of trivia: she wrote the first episode Nicotero directed, season 2, episode 11, “Judge, Jury, Executioner.”