A Black Panther spinoff series is coming to Disney+

The new series will be developed by Black Panther director Ryan Coogler

Black Panther spinoff series

Fans are going to know more about the Kingdom of Wakanda in an upcoming Black Panther spinoff series on Disney+.

The project was revealed on Monday, along with the announcement that Disney signed a five-year overall exclusive television deal with Proximity Media ― the production company run by Black Panther director and co-writer Ryan Coogler.

Under the agreement, Coogler will develop a Black Panther spinoff series for Disney+ based on the Kingdom of Wakanda. The deal also allows Proximity Media to create other projects for other divisions of Disney.

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

For his part, Coogler said the entire Proximity Media team “couldn’t be happier” to be launching their television business with “Bob Iger, Dana Walden, and all the amazing studios under the Disney umbrella.” He added that they are “especially excited” to team up with “Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, and their partners at Marvel Studios” where they will be working on select Marvel Cinematic Universe shows for Disney+.

Though the untitled Black Panther spinoff series is Proximity Media’s only project with Disney that has been announced so far, Coogler confirmed that they’re “already in the mix on some projects” that they can’t wait to share.

Though plot details about the Black Panther spinoff series are being kept under weaps, a lot of fans are already excited about it.

Some fans, meanwhile, took to Twitter to share what they want to see in the new Disney+ series.

While the news of a Black Panther spinoff series is a great opportunity to explore the Kingdom of Wakanda, some fans can’t help but feel sad, as the late actor Chadwick Boseman is no longer here to appear in the new show even for a cameo.

The Black Panther spinoff series won’t impact the production of Black Panther II, which is still slated for a July 8th 2020 theatrical release.

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Sources: Deadline, ComicBook.com