Black Panther director and co-writer Ryan Coogler will be working exclusively with Disney for the next five years after a deal between Disney and Coogler’s Proximity Media. Coogler is already working on a sequel to Black Panther, but according to Deadline, he will also develop a new MCU drama series set in the Kingdom of Wakanda.
Disney Executive Chairman Bob Iger called Coogler a “singular storyteller” and said that Disney is “thrilled to strengthen our relationship and look forward to telling more great stories with Ryan and his team.”
Coogler called it an “honor” to continue working with Disney:
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.
No time table was given for when the Wakanda-based series will hit Disney+.
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