Danai Gurira to Star in a ‘Black Panther’ Okoye Origin Spin-Off Series for Disney+
When it got announced that Ryan Coogler is developing a series that takes place in Wakanda. We have no idea what direction the series will take. It might explore the founding of the fictional Wakandan country or explore its time opening up the borders to the rest of the world. Now, it looks like there might be more in development for the Black Panther franchise, as in an article exploring the various lawyers in the entertainment industry. It mentions that Danai Gurira will return for the upcoming Black Panther: Wakanda Forever film. The thing that stands out is that she will get an original Disney+ series exploring her origins. A second trade report seemed to clarify that the Okoye origin story is a separate project from the previously announced Wakanda project being developed by Coogler.
Okoye has become a fan-favorite character since she appeared as the leader of the Dora Milaje. If they explore her origin, we might see her early days and what grueling training they undergo to become the protectors of their king. It would also give the franchise a reason to explore more time with T’Chaka, who had a minor role. There is also the relationship between her and Daniel Kaluuya‘s W’Kabi. We only got a brief glimpse of it in the film. So, it might be worth taking a closer look at what would lead this couple to drift apart due to their conviction to Wakanda.
Source: Hollywood Reporter