Walt Disney Co has said that Black Panther director and co-writer Ryan Coogler is creating a digital television series set in the fictitious dystopian kingdom of Wakanda in the film.
As part of a five-year television contract with Coogler’s Proximity Media production company, the new series for the Disney+ streaming service will be produced, Disney said in a statement.
There was no release date confirmed. Coogler is currently working on a film sequel to Black Panther, the hit of 2018, which is set to appear in theatres in July 2022.
The first Marvel Studios film featuring a mostly Black cast and a Black director, the original Black Panther, pulled in $1.3 billion at box offices around the world and won the Oscars for best picture nomination.
The movie starred the late Chadwick Boseman in Wakanda as a proud king. President Kevin Feige of Marvel Studios said the role would not be recast after the death of Boseman in August 2020.
In December, Disney said it plans to release 10 new TV shows in each of the franchises of Marvel and Star Wars as it competes with Netflix Inc and others for streaming audiences.