NEW YORK, NY – August 19, 2020 – Emmy-nominated actor William Jackson Harper (The Good Place, Midsommar) is on board to narrate the next Marvel story on premium reading and audio entertainment platform Serial Box featuring Black Panther. Marvel’s Black Panther: Sins of the King will launch in January 2021 and will be available exclusively on the Serial Box apps available on Google Play, Apple’s App Store, and through the Serial Box website.
“I’ve long been a fan of sci-fi, but there’s always been a dearth of Black characters in those worlds, especially when brought to the screen. I remember seeing Black Panther in the theater and just being giddy about how many kids like me will have this be one of their first and formative sci-fi experiences, and how open they will be to seeing all kinds of people inhabiting these worlds as they grow older, which is why I am thrilled to be a part of this project,” said Harper.
In Marvel’s Black Panther: Sins of the King, T’Challa’s rule is threatened by an unexpected source: his father’s unintended resurrection. An adventure thriller rife with political intrigue, the story pits Black Panther against mistakes of the past and dark forces intent to take vengeance on Wakanda. The story will see the return of Okoye, Shuri, and cameos from Marvel favorites like Misty Knight and War Machine. Fans will also be introduced to never-before-seen characters and a new villain with the ability to resurrect the dead.
The writing team is led by writer and host of Crooked Media’s Keep It! podcast, Ira Madison III (Daybreak, Canceled). The bestselling and award-winning team includes author and NAACP Image Award winner Tananarive Due (My Soul to Keep, The Good House), New York Times bestselling writer and NAACP Image Award winner Steven Barnes (Tennyson Hardwick mystery series), novelist and screenwriter Geoffrey Thorne (Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Marvel’s Avengers: Black Panther’s Quest), and award-winning South African author Mohale Mashigo (The Yearning, Intruders).
“Sci-fi and fantasy have long explored the relationship between sons and fathers, but I thought an all-Black writing team would be uniquely equipped to tell a powerful story about Black sons and fathers, one that normally goes untold in the world of super hero stories,” said lead writer Ira Madison III. “It’s such an honor to bring T’Challa to life in a new story for fans of Black Panther, including myself, who never imagined while reading Avengers and Fantastic Four comics as a kid I’d get to come up with stories for the Black Panther himself.”
Marvel’s Black Panther: Sins of the King will be Serial Box’s fourth installment in its collaboration with Marvel, with previous series based on Black Widow, Jessica Jones, and Thor. In addition to individual purchases, fans can now get access to all four Marvel series (with over 25 hours of entertainment) through Serial Box’s Marvel Pass program. Serial Box pairs strong storytelling by best-selling authors with high-quality audio, including a soundscape with narration, original music, and sound effects, to create a truly immersive story experience. Users can choose to read or listen, switching easily between the two and picking up where they left off in either format. First episodes are free to listen or read before paying for access to the rest of the series.
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