The Australian childrens network, ABC3 will be the first to get the new Black Panther mini-series as they have just announced the one-hour premiere date: Saturday, January 16 at 8:15pm!
Deep in the heart of Africa lies Wakanda, an advanced and unconquerable civilization. A family of warrior-kings possessing superior speed, strength and agility has governed this mysterious nation as long as time itself. The latest in this famed line is young King T'Challa, the great hero known worldwide as the Black Panther (voiced by Djimon Hounsou, Blood Diamond and Gladiator).
Now, outsiders once more assemble to invade and plunder Wakanda. Leading this brutal assault is Klaw, a deadly assassin with the blood of T'Challa's murdered father on his hands, who brings with him a powerful army of super-powered mercenaries. Even with Wakanda's might and his own superhuman skills, can the Black Panther prevail against this deadly invading force.
Marvel Animation and BET Networks team up to create this epic animated mini-series. Black Panther features classic Marvel characters like Captain America and the Juggernaut in a taut politically charged thriller. For over four decades, fans have eagerly awaited a series adaptation of the first black superhero.
Here is a description of the first two episodes:
Episode One, January 16, 8:15pm
In a top-secret Washington meeting, Intelligence Agent Everett Ross briefs the government on the history of the Black Panther, the warrior king of the African nation, Wakanda. Meanwhile on the other side of the world, the Black Panther must compete to defend his throne in hand-to-hand combat. Featuring the voices of Djimon Hounsou, Kerry Washington, Alfre Woodard and Jill Scott.
Episode Two, January 16, 8:40pm
Having been crowned the new Black Panther, T'Challa must contend with jealousy in the royal court while searching for the man who murdered his father. Unbeknownst to him, a deadly assassin named Klaw is assembling a team of super-villains to attack Wakanda.
There has still been no word as to the Black Panther premiere date on its home network, BET, but you'll hear it here as soon as it's announced!