The classic Crane Iron Pentalogy novel series will be receiving a television adaptation. Writer-producer Jason Ning is currently developing Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon into a television series that is being produced by Sony Pictures Television. This new adaptation will be part of Ning’s newly announced overall deal with Sony Pictures Television.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Tiger is the fourth part of the Crane Iron Pentalogy novel series by Chinese author Wang Dulu published between 1938 and 1944. The series revolves around multiple generations of ancient Chinese folk heroes. The book was adapted in 2000 by Ang Lee into an Oscar-winning feature film starring Michelle Yeoh. The film and the upcoming series have incorporated elements from other books in the Crane Iron Pentalogy series.
Jason Ning is a co-executive producer alongside Angela Kang on Silk: Spider Society for Amazon Prime Video. The series will be the first of multiple shows based around a variety of supporting characters Spider-Man comics, whose film and television rights belong to Sony Pictures. Silk: Spider-Society will also be the first live-action show produced by Sony Pictures Television for Amazon Prime and MGM+. Ning’s experience includes working as an executive producer for Lucifer and supervising producer on The Expanse. In addition, he has worked on two upcoming major streaming shows, Mrs. Davis and The Brother’s Sun for Peacock and Netflix, respectively.