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Ryan Coogler Takes on Wakanda-Based Series at Disney+

The ‘Black Panther’ director and his Proximity Media shingle will develop the spin-off project as part of their new, multi-year television deal with the Disney streamer, potentially to include multiple MCU titles for other Disney divisions.

News from Golden City! While audiences still wait to see who takes up the Black Panther mantle (errr, suit?) after Chadwick Boseman’s tragic, untimely death, Variety has reported Disney+ is developing a Wakanda-based Black Panther spin-off series in addition to the film sequel. Ryan Coogler, director of Black Panther and the in-development Black Panther II, has signed a multi-year television deal with Disney+, alongside his production company, Proximity Media. Will he be creating more juicy content for the MCU? We hope so!

In a statement originally released by Variety, Coogler says, “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 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+.”

Nothing solid is yet known of the spin-off series, other than that it will take place in the fabled Marvel African country. If you’re wanting to catch up on some good MCU TV, we highly suggest WandaVision on Disney+. It’s getting Ca-razy.

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