Black Panther director and co-writer Ryan Coogler is developing a streaming television series set in the fictional futuristic kingdom of Wakanda, Walt Disney Co. said Monday.
The new series for the Disney + streaming service will be created as part of a five-year television deal with Coogler’s Proximity Media production company, Disney said in a statement.
No release date has been announced. Coogler is currently working on a film sequel to the 2018 blockbuster Black Panther, which will hit theaters in July 2022.
The original Black Panther, the first Marvel Studios film with a predominantly black cast and a black director, grossed $ 1.3 billion in box office copies worldwide and earned a Best Picture nomination at the Oscars.
The late Chadwick Boseman was a proud leader in Wakanda. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige said the role would not be recreated after Boseman’s death in August 2020.
Disney said in December that it plans to release ten new TV series in the Marvel and Star Wars franchises as they compete to stream viewers with Netflix Inc. and others.