It’s official, smash hit Black Panther director Ryan Coogler is bringing a Wakanda Series to Disney+. The new series is set to become a significant part of a new multi-year television deal that Coogler and his media group have signed with The Walt Disney Company. Not only will there be a Wakanda series, but they’ll be other television projects in the future to look forward to. The sky is the limit for the upcoming director.
Coogler previously directed and co-wrote the hit Marvel film Black Panther, which takes place in the fictional African nation of Wakanda. The film was a box-office hit for Disney and Marvel, grossing nearly USD$1.35 billion worldwide and following the sudden death of star Chadwick Boseman from colon cancer back in August, it has become an icon of modern cinema.
There is no better-equipped director than Coogler to be behind the camera on a series of this magnitude. A series that is equally as memorable for its cultural significance, as it is for its commemorative rationale. Just ask Bob Iger, executive chairman of The Walt Disney Company, “Ryan Coogler is a singular storyteller whose vision and range have made him one of the standout filmmakers of his generation,” he said.
While there is no timetable for the series, Ryan Coogler is currently busy working on the Black Panther sequel. So it may be a while before anything comes of the Wakanda show. In the meantime, fans can remain excited at the prospect of a second Black Panther. The sequel is due to release around the 8th of July 2022.
“It’s an honour to be partnering with The Walt Disney Company… Working with them on Black Panther was a dream come true,” Coogler said. “As avid consumers of television, we couldn’t be happier to be launching our television business. We look forward to learning, growing, and building a relationship with audiences all over the world through the Disney platforms.”