Ryan Coogler and Walt Disney Ink Deal to Bring Wakanda Series to Disney Plus

We will be seeing more of Wakanda in the near future!

According to Marvel, The Walt Disney Co. has announced that it has made an exclusive deal with writer-director-producer Ryan Coogler and his company, Proximity Media.

The deal is a five-year overall exclusive television deal with writer-director-producer Ryan Coogler’s Proximity Media, with principals Zinzi Coogler, Sev Ohanian, Ludwig Göransson, Archie Davis, and Peter Nicks. Coogler, who had co-written and directed Marvel Studios’ smash hit Black Panther and is currently working on the highly anticipated sequel, will also develop a new television series, which will include one that is based in the Kingdom of Wakanda for Disney+. The deal will also allow Coogler’s Proximity to develop television for other divisions of Disney.

“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. 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,” stated Ryan Coogler, in a written statement, on behalf of Proximity Media.

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

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