Disney has announced that they are working on a brand new Marvel live-action series “Kingdom Of Wakanda” for Disney+.
The Walt Disney Company has extended its relationship with Black Panther director and co-writer Ryan Coogler by signing a new five-year overall exclusive television deal with Coogler’s Proximity Media. He runs this company with Zinzi Coogler, Sev Ohanian, Ludwig Göransson, Archie Davis and Peter Nicks.
As part of this new deal, they are working on a drama based in the Kingdom of Wakanda for Disney+, along with other Marvel shows for Disney+ while also being able to make shows for other divisions of the Company.
In a statement by Bob Iger, Executive Chairman, The Walt Disney Company.
“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.”
Ryan Coogler said in a statement:
“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 on behalf of Proximity Media.”
This partnership sounds like Disney+ subscribers will be getting plenty of new Marvel content and expanding on stories from Wakanda.
Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom.