Deadline Hollywood has confirmed that Marvel has reached an exclusive deal to produce a new Netflix Original Series, and will produce and distribute the series.
The deal, announced in a news release today, was first reported by Deadline Hollywood.
The news comes after the streaming service announced earlier this month that it had acquired a 10-episode limited series from The Wachowskis called Black Panther: Winter Soldier.
In the announcement, Netflix President of Original Content Tom Condon said that the deal with Marvel will bring together two of the most respected filmmakers in Hollywood to produce and develop a new Marvel Cinematic Universe TV series.
The deal is expected to be announced on Thursday, but Deadline Hollywood is reporting that a formal announcement has been delayed by “mutual differences.”
“Black Panther: The WachaSwan saga, set against the backdrop of the world of Wakanda, is a singular, immersive, and visually striking work,” the news release read.
“Marvel’s deep understanding of African storytelling will serve to inspire and enrich the series, and we’re thrilled to bring the WachaSwans to life.”
The Wacha Swan was originally released in 2016 and starred T’Challa, the African superhero, who is a descendant of the legendary Wakandan warrior and former king.
While Black Panther is the main focus of the show, the series also explores the history of Wakandan politics, technology, and other themes of the film.
The show will also include a guest appearance by Michael Keaton, who will play T’challa’s father, General Thaddeus Ross, and another cameo by Tom Hiddleston, who plays the titular Black Panther.