Ryan Coogler is making major moves!
For, the ‘Black Panther’ director has signed a seismic multi-year TV deal with Disney.
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The five-year pact pairs Coogler’s Proximity Media production company with the media juggernaut.
It will see the 34-year-old – who is currently working on ‘Black Panther II,’ develop multiple new television series for the studio, with the first being a drama based in the Kingdom of Wakanda for Disney+.
Per the agreement, Proximity will also create television for other divisions of Disney too.
Bob Iger, Executive Chairman of The Walt Disney Company, said in a statement:
“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.”
“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.
Epic and oh so deserved.
Ryan possesses an inimitable talent as a storyteller and this new chapter will see more of his magic poured out to the masses.