While the record setting success of Marvel’s Black Panther earlier this year can be attributed to all kinds of Black excellence, no one can deny that T’Challa’s wise cracking/genius sister, Shuri (superbly played by Letitia Wright) stole many of the scenes she was in. Now Shuri is scheduled to have her own spin-off series this year.

Shuri’s new adventure will kick off this October 2018 where she will find herself with the weight of Wakanda on her shoulders as Black Panther has been lost in space after taking on a mission gone awry.

Marvel’s official synopsis for the upcoming Shuri series: “Shuri is happiest in a lab, surrounded by gadgets of her own creation. She’d rather be testing gauntlets than throwing them. But a nation without a leader is a vulnerable one — and Shuri may have to choose between Wakanda’s welfare and her own.”