Marvel Studios is planning to expand the world of Wakanda with a tv series to join the Marvel catalog on Disney+.
Ryan Coogler, who directed the first Black Panther film which starred the late Chadwick Boseman, is also set to direct the upcoming sequel It also happens that he is developing a new Disney+ Marvel series about Wakanda, this announcement comes shortly after director struck with Disney and his production company, Proximity Media.
The five-year deal will allow Coogler to develop a number of other series for the steamer and is already “in the mix on some projects.”
“It’s an honor to be partnering with The Walt Disney Company. Working with them on Black Panther was a dream come true,” Coogler said in a statement. “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 the Disney platforms. 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.”
Further details on the Wakanda series are unknown but it seems likely that fan favorites from the movies, like Danai Gurira’s Okoye and Letitia Wright’s Shuri, would make appearances.
In other Black Panther news, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige confirmed they will not recast the role of T’Challa, a.k.a. Black Panther. With that in mind Black Panther 2 is on the calendar for July 8, 2022.
The Wakanda series would join the ranks of WandaVision, currently airing on a weekly schedule on Disney+, which was the first Marvel Studios live-action tv series, it is soon to be followed by The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki, Moon Knight, She-Hulk, Ms. Marvel, and others.