The writer and director of Black Panther is now set to be a major player at Disney Studios. Ryan Coogler has signed a 5 year overall deal with the house of mouse under his production company Proximity Media. Coogler is currently working on Black Panther 2 but the big news out of this deal is Coogler and co will also be developing a Wakanda series for Disney Plus.
Little is known about the series or if it will even actually get the green lite but with Black Panther 2 on the horizon its safe to assume this show could spin out the events of the film.
On top of the Wakanda series Coogler’s company is also set to develop other shows for the Walt Disney company with the help of his team at Proximity media.
Bob Iger had this to say about Coogler’s addition.
“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.”Bob Iger - Walt Disney Company
Coogler also added.
“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.”Ryan Coogler
With this deal Coogler has a bright future at Disney and we are excited to see what he brings beyond the Black Panther franchise