Spider-Man Noir Series at Amazon, MGM+ Casts Lamorne Morris as Robbie Robertson

Lamorne Morris will star alongside Nicolas Cage in the upcoming live-action Spider-Man Noir series at Amazon, Variety has learned.

The show, now titled “Spider-Noir,” was formally ordered to series in May with Cage in the lead role. As previously reported, the show will debut domestically on MGM+’s linear channel and then globally on Amazon Prime Video.

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Per the official logline, the show “tells the story of an aging and down on his luck private investigator (Cage) in 1930s New York, who is forced to grapple with his past life as the city’s one and only superhero.”

Morris will appear in the series regular role of Robbie Robertson, who is described as “Driven, hard-working, and won’t take no for an answer. A dedicated journalist trying to make it with the odds stacked against him as a black professional in 1930s New York. He takes on riskier stories that no one else would touch in order to catch attention and a paycheck. He is willing to do whatever is necessary for his career.”

Marvel fans will recall that Robertson has long been a supporting character in the “Spider-Man” comics, where Robertson is an editor at The Daily Bugle. He also played a part in the comics mini-series “Spider-Man Noir: Eyes Without a Face.”

Morris is best known for his role as Winston Bishop in the hit Fox comedy series “New Girl,” which ran for seven seasons. He recently starred in Season 5 of the critically-acclaimed FX anthology series “Fargo” and in the Hulu comedy series “Woke.” He has previously made appearances on shows like “Ghosts” at CBS, “Call Me Kat” at Fox, and “The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder” at Disney+. On the horizon, he has been cast in the upcoming film “SNL 1975” in the role of Garrett Morris and will appear in the second season of the Netflix comedy series “Unstable.”

He is repped by CAA, Entertainment 360, The Lede Company, and Myman Greenspan.

“Spider-Noir” hails from Oren Uziel and Steve Lightfoot, who will also serve as co-showrunners and executive producers. They developed the series with the “Into the Spider-Verse” team of Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, and Amy Pascal, all of whom will also executive produce. Harry Bradbeer will executive produce and direct the first two episodes. Pascal executive produces via Pascal Pictures. The series is produced by Sony Pictures Television and Amazon MGM Studios, with Lord and Miller currently under an overall deal at Sony.

“Spider-Noir” was the second show announced under a partnership between Amazon and Sony to develop projects around Marvel characters associated with Spider-Man that Sony controls. The first was “Silk: Spider Society,” which was originally greenlit in 2022, but it was reported that the show would not move forward at Amazon back in May.

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