Wakanda TV Series in the works from Black Panther writer and director Ryan Coogler
Author: Daniel David | Tuesday 2nd February 2021
Ryan Coogler, writer and director of Black Panther, Fruitvale Station and Creed and producer of the upcoming Space Jam: A New Legacy has extended his relationship with Disney through his company Proximity Media. It has been announced that Proximity Media have signed a 5-year Television deal with Disney. And the first show announced, a drama based in the Kingdom of Wakanda for Disney +.
Coogler had this to say about the deal "It’s an honour to be partnering with The Walt Disney Company. Working with them on Black Panther was a dream come true. As avid consumers of television, we couldn’t be happier to be launching our television business with Bob Iger, Dana Walden and all the amazing studios under the Disney umbrella. We look forward to learning, growing, and building a relationship with audiences all over the world through Disney platforms."
And it seems like Coogler's involvement in the rest of the MCU is extending as he said "We are especially excited that we will be taking our first leap with Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso and their partners at Marvel Studios where we will be working closely with them on select MCU shows for Disney+. We’re already in the mix on some projects that we can’t wait to share."
This all comes following the news in December that they are not recasting the role of T'Challa to honour the late, great Chadwick Boseman. Black Panther 2, which is scheduled for July 8 2022, will instead focus on Wakanda and the characters introduced in the movie. Hopefully, there is some crossover between the movie and the TV show.