It’s truly going to be “Wakanda Forever” as a new series is heading to Disney Plus based on the fictional African kingdom.
Disney has announced that as part of its new multi-year deal with Ryan Coogler, a new series is in the works that will focus on the kingdom of Wakanda, the fictional Marvel country made famous by the Black Panther movie. Coogler, who directed the film, will produce the series with his partners at Proximity Media: Zinzi Coogler, Sev Ohanian, Ludwig Göransson, Archie Davis, and Peter Nicks.
“Ryan Coogler is a singular storyteller whose vision and range have made him one of the standout filmmakers of his generation,” said Bob Iger, executive chairman of The Walt Disney Company. “With ‘Black Panther,’ Ryan brought a groundbreaking story and iconic characters to life in a real, meaningful and memorable way, creating a watershed cultural moment. We’re thrilled to strengthen our relationship and look forward to telling more great stories with Ryan and his team.”
“It’s an honor to be partnering with The Walt Disney Company,” Coogler said. “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 Plus. We’re already in the mix on some projects that we can’t wait to share.”
The project is currently in development and has not been ordered to series as of yet. Should it move forward, it will join a growing list of Marvel Cinematic Universe series on the streaming service. WandaVision is currently showing and will soon be joined Falcon and Winter Soldier, Loki, Ms. Marvel, Hawkeye, Moon Knight, She-Hulk, Armor Wars, Ironheart, and Secret Invasion.