‘Black Panther’ Spinoff Coming To Disney+ As Part Of Ryan Coogler Deal | TV News


Black Panther and Creed director Ryan Coogler‘s Proximity Media has signed an exclusive five-year overall deal with Disney, and the first project to stem from this agreement will be a big deal: a Black Panther spinoff series for Disney+.


All we really know right now is that the series will be set in Wakanda. The deal is freshly signed, so it’s unlikely the show has been developed any further than that. But it’s another coup for Disney, who will no doubt entice even more people to subscribe to Disney+ with another MCU show. They’ve already found success with WandaVision and also have Loki in the pipeline.


Bob Iger, Executive Chairman, The Walt Disney Company, said in a statement:


Ryan Coogler is a singular storyteller whose vision and range have made him one of the standout filmmakers of his generation. 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 added:


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


In addition to Coogler, Proximity Media also includes principal members Zinzi Coogler, Sev Ohanian, Ludwig Göransson, Archie Davis, and Peter Nicks. The overall deal with Disney will also involve TV projects within the studio that will exist outside the Marvel umbrella.


Coogler is currently working on Black Panther 2, which made the smart decision of not recasting the character in the wake of Chadwick Boseman‘s tragic death. Instead, the sequel will explore the world of Wakanda and the bevy of great characters introduced in the first film.



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