‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ celebrates diverse culture and heritage
Wakanda Forever: Black Panther, Marvel’s first African-American superhero television series, debuted on Disney Channel on November 15. The program, which follows the adventures of T’Challa king of the African nation of Wakanda, is the first of its kind on a large-network mainstream channel. The series, which will also be released on Disney’s forthcoming Disney+ streaming service, has been lauded as a modern epic that addresses societal issues in America.
“Wakanda Forever” will expand the African nation’s legacy of freedom and resilience and celebrate its diverse culture and heritage. As a superhero TV series, Wakanda Forever will center on the culture of the African nation and explore many contemporary issues.
The series will be executive produced by T’Challa, who stars in and co-wrote the script. The series will be directed by Ramón Rodríguez (The Mummy, Aladdin) and executive produced by Robert McGann (The Lone Ranger, Star Trek). Executive producers are T’Challa’s sister Titina and his brother-in-law Chiwetel Ejiofor, both of whom serve as executive producers and writers.
The series is in production in Los Angeles and will launch in the United Kingdom in 2020.
The first of the Marvel Cinematic Universe films to focus on an African-American protagonist, Black Panther is a powerful, revolutionary, and diverse adventure set in the fictional African nation and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film stars Chadwick Boseman (Fences) as T’Challa/King T’Chaka, a king who rules the fictional African nation of Wakanda alongside his wife Queen Nya (Letitia Wright). His brother-in-law Ulysses Klaue (Waleed Al-Muwallad) serves as his protector as the film follows them together as they set out on a journey of self-discovery.
Black Panther serves as an epic, epic culmination to the first eight years of Marvel Cinematic Universe history. The series will pick up where the film ends and delve deeper into Wakanda’s past, present