Wakanda series in the works at Disney + as a Disney Inks TV deal with Ryan Coogler

A Wakanda series is in the works at Disney + as The Walt Disney Company has signed a five-year exclusive television deal with writer / director / producer Ryan Coogler’s Proximity Media with directors Zinzi Coogler, Sev Ohanian, Ludwig Göransson and Archie Davis. and Peter Nicks. Coogler, co-writer and director of the acclaimed global hit from Marvel Studios Black Panther and is currently working on the sequel, will develop new television series, including those in the Kingdom of Wakanda for Disney +. The deal also enables Proximity to develop television for other areas of the company.

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“Ryan Coogler is a unique storyteller whose vision and scope have made him one of the greatest filmmakers of his generation.” said Bob Iger, executive chairman of the Walt Disney Company. “With Black Panther, Ryan brought a breakthrough story and iconic characters to life in real, meaningful and unforgettable ways, and created a turning point in the cultural moment. We are very excited to strengthen our relationship and look forward to sharing more great stories with Ryan and his team. “

“It is an honor to work with The Walt Disney Company. Working with them on Black Panther was a dream come true. As avid television consumers, we couldn’t be happier starting our television business with Bob Iger, Dana Walden and all the amazing studios under the Disney umbrella. We look forward to learning, growing and connecting with audiences around the world about the Disney platforms. We’re particularly excited to be making our first jump with Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso and their partners at Marvel Studios, where we’ll be working closely with them on select MCU shows for Disney +. We’re already in the mix of some projects that we can’t wait to share. “ explained Coogler on behalf of Proximity Media.

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Proximity is a multimedia company founded by Ryan Coogler, Zinzi Coogler, Sev Ohanian, Ludwig Göransson, Archie Davis and Peter Nicks with the goal of creating event-driven feature films, television, soundtracks and podcasts that are designed to bring audiences closer together through stories with topics that are often overlooked. Proximity is committed to developing a wide variety of projects at all budget levels.

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