Hello everyone, your friendly neighborhood Professor Hulk here. I’m about to drop some knowledge on some exciting stuff going on in the film and TV world. Last week we shared with you details on an Agent Venom movie. This week, we’re talking about the Wakanda Disney+ series.

The series will take place in the fictional African nation fans first saw on screen in Marvel’s Black Panther. The film’s director, Ryan Coogler, is attached to the series as part of a five-year deal between Proximity Media and Disney.

“It’s an honor to be partnering with The Walt Disney Company,” Coogler said when the deal was first announced. “Working with them on Black Panther was a dream come true… 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.”

Today, we can exclusively share new details about one of these upcoming projects.

Details on the Wakanda Disney+ Series

BLACK PANTHER, Wakanda, 2018. © Marvel / © Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures /Courtesy Everett Collection

Initial reports on this series, already announced by Disney, suggested that this series would focus on the Dora Milaje. However, I can exclusively share that this is not the case. In fact, the show will focus on the nation of Wakanda and show off various inhabitants. Undoubtedly the Dora Milaje will appear, but they won’t be the sole focus of the show.

We can also exclusively share that the series will be animated, not live-action. Undoubtedly with the popularity of Marvel’s What If, Marvel is looking to expand its animated offerings.

There’s still no word on which actors will be reprising their roles for this Wakanda series. But as it’s animated, there’s no limit to the characters and stories they can (re)introduce.

Expect more information on the show soon, possibly at the upcoming Disney+ Day, November 12th.

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