Spider-Man (2017 TV series)

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Marvel's Spider-Man
Marvel Spider-Man Title.png
Genre Superhero fiction
Based on Spider-Man
by Stan Lee
Steve Ditko
Developed by Kevin Shinick
Voices of
Composer(s) Kevin Manthei
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 38 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)
Running time 21–22 mins
Production company(s) Marvel Animation
Distributor Disney–ABC Domestic Television
Original network Disney XD
Original release August 19, 2017 (2017-08-19) – present
Preceded by Ultimate Spider-Man

Marvel's Spider-Man, or simply Spider-Man, is an American animated television series based on the Spider-Man comics published by Marvel Comics. It is a replacement for the previous series, Ultimate Spider-Man, and premiered on August 19, 2017 on Disney XD.

The series was renewed for a second season in early 2018.[1][2] This season premiered on Disney XD on June 18, 2018.[3]


A gifted teenager named Peter Parker is given spider-like powers when he is bitten by a radioactive spider during a school field trip to Oscorp. After the death of his Uncle Ben, Parker comes to his own terms of becoming a masked superhero named Spider-Man, learning to balance his crime-fighting career with his new enrollment at Horizon High, a school for students with genius-level intellect.[4]

In Season Two, Peter Parker will navigate his sophomore year and work at the Daily Bugle while contending with Doctor Octopus. This season will adopt plotlines from The Superior Spider-Man comics in which Doctor Octopus takes over Spider-Man's body while trapping his mind in Living Brain.[5]




In October 2016, the series was announced by Cort Lane, senior vice president of Marvel Animation, as a replacement for the series' predecessor, Ultimate Spider-Man, which ended its run in early January 2017. It premiered on August 19, 2017 on Disney XD.[4][9]




The show premiered August 19 on Disney XD in the US, August 28 on Disney XD in India and a simulcast premiere October 14 on Disney Channel and Disney XD in Southeast Asia.


Amy Ratcliffe of IGN gave the first season's premiere a score of 7.4 out of 10, writing that the series "strikes a solid balance between the familiar and the new, emphasizing qualities and hallmarks Spider-Man is known for while skipping over well-trod territory like showing the origin story." She commented, Marvel's Spider-Man "has enough of a different approach to make it stand apart from other animated takes on the character," [10] such as Doctor Octopus and other notable characters having a change in appearance.


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