Marvel Studios is not slowing down its expansion into TV. After the wildly successful launch of WandaVision, its been official revealed that Black Panther director Ryan Coogler is working on expanding the Black Panther footprint on the small screen.
According to Deadline, Coogler and Disney have signed a five-year overall television deal with Coogler’s Proximity Media. As part of the deal, Coogler will develop shows for Marvel Studios on Disney+. The first of these shows is said to be a drama based in the Kingdom of Wakanda. Additionally, the deal allows Proximity Media to develop numerous shows for other divisions of The Walt Disney Company.
Coogler is now working on Black Panther 2, the sequel to the wildly popular 2017 film starring the late Chadwick Boseman. Boseman’s tragic death lead Coogler to retool the sequel which is set to shoot later this year. The Wakanda based show is only the first of several that are hinted to be in development at Marvel Studios with Coogler.
“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.”
No word on a production start or release date for the spin-off show, but Black Panther 2 is set to release on July 8, 2022.
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