After taking the rap for a crime he didn’t commit, Darnell makes a dangerous bargain to earn his freedom. But when he agrees to an experimental procedure, he has no idea of the horrific consequences: mutant spiders, escaping from his flesh. Between juggling a new job and rebuilding relationships with his family, Darnell doesn’t have much energy leftover to control the spiders. After his secret is exposed, Darnell will do anything—even risk becoming a monster—to stay free.
Spider King is a four-episode Realm mini-series, created and written by Justin C Key. Listen Away.
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After taking the rap for a crime he didn’t commit, an incarcerated Black man makes a dangerous bargain to earn his freedom.
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: For fans of Jordan Peele and Lovecraft Country, this poignant and intimate body-horror narrative eviscerates the prison industrial complex while exploring the traumas that arise as a result of it.