The roster of Disney+ streaming MCU TV shows just keeps getting bigger. Director Ryan Coogler and his production company Proximity Media have entered a five year deal with Disney to develop future projects in addition to Coogler’s upcoming Black Panther 2 feature film, reports. The deal will allow Coogler and his team to develop projects in both film and TV.
First up on the docket isa Black Panther spin-off TV show for Disney+ that will focus on the Kingdom of Wakanda. Details about the show and its cast are not yet available, but considering the wealth of lore about Wakanda’s history the MCU has yet to explore, it’s likely to play a large role in future phases.
Coogler said in a statement that he is “looking 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.”
Last year during an investors day call, Marvel boss Kevin Feige confirmed that after the , which means that the mantle of Black Panther may or may not be passed down to another character–his sister, Shuri, for instance, who has taken up the superhero identity in the comics.
In the same call, the release date for Black Panther 2 was set for July 8, 2022.