With the Marvel film “Black Panther”, director and screenwriter Ryan Coogler achieved a worldwide success: The comic book adaptation was nominated seven times for an Oscar in 2019 and won three of the awards. Now Coogler has another promising contract up his sleeve: The Walt Disney Company announced that it has signed an exclusive five-year television contract with the 34-year-old and his production company Proximity Media. A specific project is already in the starting blocks: the film director is planning a TV series about Wakanda, the fictional country in Africa that is home to the superhero “Black Panther”.

The science fiction series is to be broadcast on the Disney + streaming service. However, further details are not yet known. Coogler is also said to be working on the sequel to “Black Panther”, which will be released in cinemas in 2022.

“Ryan Coogler is a unique storyteller whose vision and breadth 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 groundbreaking story and iconic characters to life in a real, meaningful and memorable way, creating a cultural turning point. We are excited to strengthen our relationship and look forward to seeing Ryan and his Team to tell more great stories. “