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Ryan Coogler Is Developing A TV Series Set In Wakanda For Disney+, And This Is Truly What I Needed Today

I am so overwhelmed but so deeply excited for all of this Marvel content.

Another day, another post where I scream about a Marvel TV show or movie.


Today, Ryan Coogler, the brilliant director and writer behind Black Panther, and his company Proximity Media inked a multi-year overall television deal with The Walt Disney Company, according to Deadline.

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The deal will allow Ryan and Proximity to develop TV series for multiple divisions of The Walt Disney Company.

And the first new TV series in development from Ryan is going to be a drama based in Wakanda for Disney+.

M'Baku and T'Challa face off for a fight at the waterfalls in the movie Black Panther
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While there is literally nothing known about the TV series just yet, this drama series will allow Ryan to explore the world he helped build in Black Panther.

Okoye smiling as she stands in front of other members of the Dora Milaje
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When talking about Ryan's deal, Bob Iger said, "Ryan Coogler is a singular storyteller whose vision and range have made him one of the standout filmmakers of his generation."

Chadwick Boseman sitting on a throne as T'Challa listening to direction
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"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."

Danai Gurira dressed as Okoye discussing a scene with Ryan
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Meanwhile, Ryan said he is "excited" to be "taking our first leap" with Kevin Feige and everyone at Marvel Studios to develop this Wakanda-based TV show for Disney+.

The Black Panther looking up
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Ryan also said, "We will be working closely with them on select MCU shows for Disney+," so *big eyes emoji* for what other stories they could be developing.

While we are probably far away from seeing this Wakanda TV show become a reality, Ryan is also working on Black Panther 2, which will explore Wakanda as well.

Ryan Coogler standing on stage with Kevin Feige
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After Chadwick Boseman's heartbreaking death in 2020, Kevin Feige announced that Black Panther 2 will not "have a CG Chadwick" and the role will not be recast. Instead, the sequel will focus on "the inspiration of Wakanda."

Ryan Coogler and Chadwick Boseman, both in dark suits, posing on a red carpet
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Kevin continued, saying, "Ryan Coogler is working very hard right now on the script with all the respect and love and genius that he has, which gives us great solace, so it was always about furthering the mythology and the inspiration of Wakanda."

Basically, I am so excited to see Ryan continue to develop this world and bring a Marvel TV series to life on Disney+.

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