Ryan Coogler Developing A Wakanda Set Series For Disney+

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If you wanted to see more of the world of Wakanda, then good news! We’re going to get a Wakandan set TV series for Disney+.

According to EW, Black Panther director Ryan Coogler has struck a television deal with Disney and his production company, Proximity media. One of those series is set in Wakanda. It also leaves him able to develop other series, which he teased about in his statement.

“It’s an honor 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 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.”

Chadwick Boseman, who played Wakanda’s king and protector T’Challa, died in 2020 of cancer. Following this, it was confirmed that T’Challa would not be recast in the MCU. Black Panther 2, which has been retooled to account for his death, is set to go into production this summer for a 2022 release.

Bec Heim