Proximity Media's first episode of Wakanda Forever: The Official Black Panther Podcast, debuts today
The first episode of Wakanda Forever: The Official Black Panther Podcast debuts today across all major podcast platforms including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and at ProximityMedia.com.
Produced by Proximity Media, in collaboration with Marvel Studios and Marvel Entertainment, this episode is the first of a six-episode series about the making of the highly anticipated film BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER, opening in theaters nationwide Nov.11.
WAKANDA FOREVER: THE OFFICIAL BLACK PANTHER PODCAST explores the next chapter in the story of Wakanda and honors the remarkable legacy of Chadwick Boseman. National Book Award-winning author, journalist, and writer for Marvel Comics’ BLACK PANTHER Ta-Nehisi Coates serves as host and writer in his podcast hosting debut. Proximity’s Head of Audio Paola Mardo serves as producer, as well as executive producer alongside Proximity’s founders Ryan Coogler, Zinzi Coogler, and Sev Ohanian.
“Chapter 1: Ryan Coogler” features a conversation between host Ta-Nehisi Coates and director and co-writer Ryan Coogler. The two artists and friends reflect on the cultural impact of ‘Black Panther,’ the legacy of Chadwick Boseman and his inspiration to the cast and crew. Subsequent episodes will be available weekly in January 2023, celebrating the five-year anniversary of the first BLACK PANTHER film.
This is the first podcast collaboration between Marvel Entertainment and Walt Disney Studios and marks Proximity Media’s first produced podcast.
Guests will include cast and crew, including stars Angela Bassett, and Dominique Thorne; score and soundtrack composer and producer Ludwig Göransson; production designer Hannah Beachler; director of photography Autumn Durald Arkapaw; co-writer Joe Robert Cole; producers Kevin Feige and Nate Moore; and more.
Each episode, in tandem with guests’ conversation, will weave host narration, Göransson’s original score, film clips and field recordings. Story editing for the podcast is by James Kim. Audio editing is by Cameron Kell and Cedric Wilson. Sound design and additional music is by Pat Mesiti-Miller. Audio engineering is by Lauryn Newson. Production assistance is from Polina Cherezova.
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