Fresh off their Oscar-winning animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller have signed a five-year overall deal with Sony to create and develop a set of television series based on Sony's universe of Marvel characters.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lord and Miller's deal includes projects involving Spider-Man, Venom, Morbius, Black Cat and Silver Sable, as well as the web-slinger's rogues gallery. Into the Spider-Verse's characters are reportedly part of the discussion as well. Lord and Miller will produce these television projects alongside former Sony Pictures Entertainment co-chairman Amy Pascal.
In addition to the Marvel side of the deal, Lord and Miller will develop their own comedy and drama projects, which are intended for broadcast, cable and streaming. They will also oversee projects from other writers.
"We are so grateful to everyone at Sony Pictures Television for choosing to partner with us and expand our enduring relationship with the studio," Lord and Miller said 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."
"Phil and Chris have reimagined every medium and genre they have touched,” Sony Pictures Television president Jeff Frost added. "Whether it’s television, features or animation, they have created their own unique brand and style. We are so excited to be working with these brilliant creators and showrunners and are looking forward to collaborating with them in every aspect of television — comedy, drama, animation and beyond."
Spider-Man: Far From Home is Sony's next Marvel project. Opening July 2, the film is directed by Jon Watts and stars Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Zendaya, Cobie Smulders, Jon Favreau, JB Smoove, Jacob Batalon and Martin Starr, with Marisa Tomei and Jake Gyllenhaal.