Sony is reportedly considering developing multiple television spinoffs based on characters from Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. The studio's animated smash received widespread critical praise and awards nominations/wins since its premiere about a month ago, with many regarding it as one of the best comic book adaptations of all-time. One of the reasons why it connected so strongly with audiences was the plethora of scene-stealing Spider-People, who were all memorable in their own way - even if their screen time was ultimately minimal. Miles Morales and Peter Parker were the focus, but Spider-Ham and Spider-Man Noir (among others) quickly became fan-favorites.
Due to Into the Spider-Verse's success, Sony is in the process of piecing together an extensive franchise, which will include a direct movie sequel, a spinoff centering on Spider-Gwen and other female heroes, and perhaps even a Spider-Ham standalone film. But apparently, the studio is thinking beyond the big screen and has their sights set on making Spider-Verse a multimedia property.
In a report detailing Sony's plans for the future in regards to their various entertainment divisions, The New York Times states the studio is contemplating TV series for Spider-Verse characters, though it's currently unknown which ones could possibly receive such treatment.
With the films set to continue revolving around Miles and Gwen, the likeliest candidates for TV shows would be Spider-Ham, Spider-Man Noir, and Peni Parker. Those three are probably always going to be supporting characters in a movie, so they would stand to have the most to benefit from an episodic series depicting their adventures. What's more is that it'd be easy to differentiate each one from the others thanks to their distinct animation styles. For instance, Peni Parker's show could take numerous cues from anime programs, while Spider-Ham would incorporate classic Looney Tunes techniques. There'd be little concern about Spider-Verse fatigue since all corners of the multiverse have unique characteristics; plus, the various shows would also appeal to different demographics, ensuring there's something for everyone.
It's worth keeping in mind that these TV shows appear to be in the earliest stages of development, so they may not see the light of day. That will all depend on what the creative teams come up with and if there's an entertaining enough narrative to warrant such an endeavor. But with Into the Spider-Verse renowned for its bursting sense of creativity and excitement, the safe bet would be on at least one spinoff series getting the green light. There's too much potential to waste here, and even if a show lasts for a single season, it's worth taking a shot and seeing what happens.
Source: New York Times