Wakanda forever? Disney certainly seems to think so.
The fictional African kingdom is set to inspire a new Disney+ series based on the wildly successful Marvel film Black Panther, which was released in 2018.
A cultural juggernaut, the Oscar nominated film’s impact quickly spread beyond cinema, credited as a major step forward in African-American representation in Hollywood.
Overseen by black writer-director Ryan Coogler, it also featured a predominately black cast, fronted by the late Chadwick Boseman.
Disney has confirmed Coogler will also lead the forthcoming series as part of a five-year deal to flesh out the universe for its Disney+ subscription slate.
When Disney acquired the rights to Star Wars from creator George Lucas in 2012, they promised to expand the universe.
As the first live-action television series in the Star Wars franchise, The Mandalorian has quickly become one of the platform’s biggest hits.