It looks like Marvel Studios’ upcoming Disney+ series Ironheart has finally found its directing team, as Deadline has just reported that Brown Girl‘s Sam Bailey and One Day at a Time’s Angela Barnes. They also confirm a recent reveal by Anthony Ramos that the series is being produced under the banner of Ryan Coogler‘s Proximity, who are joining in a producing role.
Marvel Studios has been expanding its approach to producing its films, such as also opening up to external production labels joining in. We’ve just recently learned that Deadpool will also be a co-production, a first for the studio outside of Sony-owned productions It’s also fitting that Coogler is involved with the project, as part of his overall deal with Disney. Plus, he is introducing the character of Riri Williams in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
Sam Bailey made her name in the industry as the co-creator of the Emmy-nominated Brown Girls and also for her work on You’re So Talented. She also directed the final season of Netflix’s Dear White People. Angela Barnes has most notably made her name in television with projects like Mythic Quest, Blindspotting, and even worked on the fourth season of Atlanta. So, they’ve really got some talented directors to bring the series to life.