Comics Series ‘Bitter Root’ Gets Sweet Hollywood Adaptation

By N. Jamiyla Chisholm Oct 03, 2019

Image Comics series “Bitter Root,” which stars a Black family fighting evil supernatural forces in 1920s Harlem, will soon get the big-screen treatment courtesy of director Ryan Coogler (“Black Panther”), Deadline reported Wednesday (October 2). 

Legendary will produce the Hollywood adaptation, alongside Coogler’s wife Zinzi Evans (“A Wrinkle in Time”) and Sev Ohanian (“Space Jam 2”). To date, the series has five issues, with the most recent released in July 2019

Created by David F. Walker, Sanford Greene and Chuck Brown, “Bitter Root” was an instant hit when it debuted online in November 2018. It was nominated for a 2019 Eisner Comic Industry Award for Best New Series and a 2019 Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards for Best Series.