Danai Gurira May Get A “Black Panther” Spinoff Series on Disney+

A “Black Panther” spinoff show starring US-based Zimbabwean actress Danai Gurira for Disney+ may be on the way. 

This is according to Danai Gurira, who gently alluded to the possibility of a Marvel spinoff series for her character Okoye during an appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert last Friday.

"I have been told... that I can gently allude to this possibility," Gurira said carefully when probed by host Stephen Colbert about the rumours. "So I am gently alluding." A stunned Colbert quipped, "You gently alluding is the Marvel version of a full monty. I can't believe I got anything out of you."

Danai Gurira May Get A “Black Panther” Spinoff Series on Disney+
Danai Gurira on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

In 2021, a Hollywood Reporter profile on top Hollywood attorneys spotlighted Gurira's attorney Jamie Mandelbaum and noted that he helped broker a deal on an Okoye origin spin-off series for Disney+. Deadline later reported that Black Panther director Ryan Coogler was developing the series.

Gurira first appeared as Okoye, a general of the all-female special force group Dora Milaje, in the first Black Panther film in 2018. She reprised the role in 2018's Avengers: Infinity War, 2019's Endgame, and most recently, the 2022 Black Panther sequel Wakanda Forever, which follows Wakandians as they deal with the loss of leader T'Challa (the late Chadwick Boseman).

Watch Gurira's interview with Colbert below.

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Mungwadzi Godwin

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