A Black Panther TV series based in Wakanda is officially coming to Disney+
2 February 2021, 11:32 | Updated: 17 November 2022, 15:44
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Black Panther 2 is also currently in the works.
Black Panther fans, our moment has finally come. A TV series based in Wakanda is officially coming to Disney+.
On Monday (Feb 1), Deadline reported that Ryan Coogler, the director and writer behind Marvel's Black Panther, and his company Proximity Media had signed a five-year deal with The Walt Disney Company. The first new TV series to be developed is a show based in the fictional African nation of Wakanda for Disney+.
Whilst there's no details on the show's premise available yet, it'll probably flesh out Black Panther's backstory.
Ryan is also currently rewriting the script for Black Panther 2, which will focus on "furthering the mythology and the inspiration of Wakanda" following the death of much-loved Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman.
Chadwick, who played T'Challa, passed away in August 2020 following a battle with stage IV colon cancer. Marvel Studios' chief creative officer Kevin Feige confirmed that the role of Black Panther will not be recast, nor will Chadwick appear in CGI form.
In an interview with Deadline in January, Kevin said: "So much of the comics and that first movie is the world of Wakanda. Wakanda is a place to further explore with characters and different subcultures. This was always and initially the primary focus of the next story. We're not going to have a CG Chadwick and we're not recasting T'Challa.
"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."
He continued: "There's also the task of honouring and respecting the ongoing learnings and teachings from Chad as well."