Marvel Studios has announced that an original TV show based on Black Panther’s home country of Wakanda will be coming to the Disney+ streaming service.
Ryan Coogler, who directed Black Panther and Black Panther 2, will be connected to the spin-off series. Coogler stated the following about the chance to work on a Wakanda series:
“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.”
In his continuing statement, Ryan Coogler teased Marvel’s Black Panther fans with what’s to come:
“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.”
The tragic death of Black Panther star, Chadwick Boseman, took a toll on fans all over the world. Marvel Studios still doesn’t know what exactly to do, they already have filmed Black Panther 2, but the studio is struggling with putting an end to the character’s story. Marvel has already stated that they will not be recasting Boseman. The Kingdom of Wakanda can give some more light to supporting characters from and possibly even explain T’Challa’s absence from the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Disney Executive Chairman Bob Iger stated the following on Coogler working with Marvel once again:
“Ryan Coogler is a singular storyteller whose vision and range have made him one of the standout filmmakers of his generation. 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.”
Black Panther 2 is still slated to release on July 8th, 2022.