‘Spider-Noir’: Lamorne Morris Joins Nicolas Cage In Amazon’s Marvel Series As Robbie Robertson

Actor-comedian Lamorne Morris (Fargo) has been tapped as a series regular opposite Nicolas Cage in Spider-Noir, the upcoming MGM+ and Prime Video live-action series based on the Marvel comic Spider-Man Noir. On the Sony Pictures TV-produced series, which has been renamed from its original title Noir to highlight its Spider-Man universe lineage, Morris will play the character Robbie Robertson.

Spider-Noir, from executive producers/co-showrunners Oren Uziel and Steve Lightfoot, 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.

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Morris’ Robbie Robertson is 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.

Harry Bradbeer is set to direct, and executive produce the first two episodes of the series, which Uziel and Lightfoot developed with the team behind Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, and Amy Pascal, who also serve as executive producers. Spider-Noir will debut domestically on MGM+’s linear channel, then globally on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories.

Known for his starring on Fox’s New Girl and headlining Hulu’s Woke, Morris can be seen in the most recent fifth season of FX’s anthology series Fargo. He was recently cast in Sony Pictures movie SNL 1975 as original Saturday Night Live cast member Garret Morris. Coming up, Morris has a recurring role on the upcoming second season of Netflix’s comedy series Unstable. He is repped by CAA, Entertainment 360 and Myman Greenspan Fox.

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