Black Panther writer and director Ryan Coogler has a new show in the works for Disney Plus and it’s sort of a no-brainer. Coogler is developing a new TV series based on the world of Wakanda, the fictional African nation ruled by the Black Panther. This is in addition to the Black Panther sequel, which will start filming his year.
“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 Company. “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.”
That’s great news for fans of Marvel and just fans of good storytelling in general, as even MCU skeptics are usually willing to admit that Black Panther rocked. But of course, it’s impossible to discuss the news without thinking of the great Chadwick Boseman, who passed away in 2020 after a private battle with cancer. Boseman played Black Panther in the MCU and became an immediate generational icon. Boseman adored the franchise and believed that it had true transformational power, which it clearly did. Wherever the Black Panther saga goes from here, Boseman’s legacy is secure.
Other than that, it’s unclear what’s next for Wakanda but filming begins soon so rumors should start flying shortly. On Disney Plus, WandaVision is proving that the MCU magic works just fine on the small screen, so there’s plenty of reason to be excited. Stay tuned.