Black Panther director Ryan Coogler has started filming the comic Bitter Root , NME reports Saturday. When the film will be shown in cinemas has not been announced.

Bitter Root is about a family of monster hunters in the New York neighborhood of Harlem in the 1920s. The Sangerye family tries to protect humanity against the threat of beings with supernatural powers.

The first parts of Bitter Root were released at the end of 2018 . The comic series was nominated for several prizes.

The Marvel film Black Panther , with a revenue of more than 1 billion dollars, was the most successful film led by a black director.

The follow-up to the film, about the battle for the throne of the fictional African country of Wakanda, is scheduled for May 6, 2022. Coogler also directs the second part of Black Panther .