Wakanda Disney Series In Works By ‘Black Panther’ Director Ryan Coogler

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Black Panther director and co-writer Ryan Coogler plans to create new series for the franchise with Walt Disney Company.

Coogler’s is the founder for Proximity Media which has signed a five-year overall exclusive television deal with Disney. Proximity Media’s team includes co-founders Zinzi Coogler, Sev Ohanian, Ludwig Göransson, Archie Davis, and Peter Nicks. The company’s mission is “event-driven feature films, television, soundtracks and podcasts that look to bring audiences closer together through stories involving often-overlooked subject matters.” It is reported by News Channel Nebraska, Coogler will be creating projects for various divisions throughout the Disney.

“It’s an honor to be partnering with The Walt Disney Company. Working with them on Black Panther was a dream come true,” Coogler said in a press release. “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.”

A series based on Wakanda for the Disney+ streaming platform is the first project planned between the two entities.

“Ryan Coogler is a singular storyteller whose vision and range have made him one of the standout filmmakers of his generation,” said Disney executive chairman Bob Iger. “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.”

Coogler also has his eye set on the next installment of the extremely popular Black Panthers dynasty.

“We look forward to learning, growing, and building a relationship with audiences all over the world through the Disney platforms,” Coogler said. “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.”