Marvel producer Brad Winderbaum has officially revealed plans to expand the Black Panther universe on Disney+ through the animated series, Eyes of Wakanda.
In a recent interview with ComicBook.com while promoting the upcoming Echo series, Winderbaum shed light on the origins of Eyes of Wakanda. “It’s a show we’re producing in partnership with Proximity Media, with Ryan Coogler serving as one of our executive producers,” explained Winderbaum. He further disclosed that Todd Harris, a seasoned storyboard artist at Marvel, pitched the show to Coogler, Kevin Feige, and himself, leading to the decision to move forward with the project. Winderbaum teased, “I don’t want to say too much about it, only that people do not see it coming.”
While specific details about Eyes of Wakanda remain under wraps, it has been confirmed that Marc Bernardin, the writer of Masters of the Universe: Revelation, has penned two episodes of the series. Bernardin, speaking on the Fatman Beyond podcast, expressed his knowledge of the project, adding, “I can’t say anything besides that or the snipers will get twitchy.”
The concept of bringing Wakanda to the small screen was first linked to Black Panther director Ryan Coogler in 2021. Initial rumors hinted at a series focusing on the origin of Dora Milaje leader Okoye, portrayed by Danai Gurira in Black Panther and its sequel Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. While Gurira confirmed discussions with Marvel about the potential project, the studio has yet to make an official announcement regarding the Okoye series. In December, Marvel officially introduced Eyes of Wakanda as part of Disney+’s animated lineup for 2024.
The series is described as follows: “Throughout Wakandan history, brave warriors have been tasked to travel the world retrieving dangerous vibranium artifacts. This is their story.” Eyes of Wakanda is set to make its debut on Disney+ in 2024.