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Disney is developing a Wakanda TV series

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Disney has said that it is developing a television series set in the fictional East African home of Wakanda.

This project is part of a five-year deal with director Ryan Coogler, according to the company.

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

The statement adds that Disney is “thrilled to strengthen our relationship and look forward to telling more great stories with Ryan and his team.”

Mr Coolger’s production company, Proximity Media per the deal will also develop series for Disney’s other outlets as well.

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Ryan Coogler signed the five-year television deal with Walt Disney Co. Photo: Getty Images

The fictional nation of Wakanda was first used in Fantastic Four comic in 1966. It made a reappearance in the Black Panther movie in 2018.

The award-winning Black Panther movie at the Oscars was largely successful and popular around the world.

It was had largely black cast and a black director, becoming the first Marvel Comic Universe offering to win an Academy Award.

In 2018 Marvel Entertainment was reported to be working on a spin-off film following the success of Black Panther Movie.

The TV series according to The Hollywood Reporter was to focus on T’Challa’s younger sister, Shuri played by Guyanese-British actress Letitia Michelle Wright.

The series was set to be launched in October that year.

The new series was to be called, ShuriIt is being written by award-winning author Nnedi Okorafor who is a Nigerian.

Okorafor wrote the digital comic series Black Panther: Long Live the King for Marvel. The Shuri series will have art work produced by Hawkeye artist Leonardo Romero.

Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman dies of cancer


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