A 2018 graphic novel by Mikhail Sebastian and George Watson titled Sorcerority is being adapted into a film by Gabrielle Union’s I’ll Have Another Productions, Taraji P. Henson’s TPH Entertainment, and Effie T. Brown’s Gamechanger Films.
The official synopsis reads: “Sorcerority chronicles a young African-American girl, Melanie, who, following in the footsteps of her late mother, enrolls into a historically African-American coven and university of magic. She soon discovers her enrollment into the school may not be entirely of her own choosing, but rather the calculated actions of a higher authority. In between her studies, she uncovers her familial connection to the school’s mysterious past, as well as her pivotal role in its future.”
“I could not have imagined a better equipped or more inspiring dream team of female producing partners than Gabrielle and Taraji on a project about such powerful black women,” said Brown. “Sorcerority’s depiction of black girl magic and sisterhood offers such a fresh and unexpected perspective, and we can’t wait to bring Mikhail and George’s beautiful graphic novel to life.”
Henson and Union have been eager to work together for years, and expressed their enthusiasm about the project.
“Taraji and I have been looking for a project to work on together for a few years now and I’m excited to be partnering with her, TPH Productions and Gamechanger Films on this project. I’m looking forward to bringing this graphic novel to the big screen,” said Union.
“Joining incredible, likeminded women like Effie and Gabrielle on this exciting adaptation is a thrill for me and I cannot wait to begin this journey with them!” added Henson.
The graphic novel Sorcerority is available to read online at sorcerority.com.