We got our first glimpse today of HBO‘s upcoming original horror drama Lovecraft Country. The story is based on the novel of the same name by Matt Ruff and is being brought to life by Misha Green and produced by J.J. Abrams and Jordan Peele. The series focuses on Atticus Freeman portrayed by Jonathan Majors who returns home after his father (Michael Kenneth Williams) goes missing. He joins up with Uncle George (Courtney B. Vance) and his friend Letitia (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) for a cross country road trip during the 1950s Jim Crow America.

The trailer for Lovecraft Country does an excellent job of showing how the group will be facing racist terrors of white America as well as the cosmic horrors that could have been summoned from an H.P. Lovecraft novel. The trailer doesn’t waste any time teasing one of its Lovecraftian inspired monsters and we get a pretty good look at him. I’m hoping that this isn’t the only monster we are going to see in the series but then again maybe one really is enough. In the end with everything we have seen, this is looking to be a really promising series.

Lovecraft Country is set to release in August 2020 on HBO.

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Official Summary: HBO’s new drama series, based on the 2016 novel by Matt Ruff of the same name, debuts this August. The series follows Atticus Freeman (Jonathan Majors) as he joins up with his friend Letitia (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) and his Uncle George (Courtney B. Vance) to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father (Michael Kenneth Williams). This begins a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and the terrifying monsters that could be ripped from a Lovecraft paperback.

Lovecraft Country is executive produced by Misha Green, who also serves as showrunner, J.J Abrams, Jordan Peele, Bill Carraro, Yann Demange (who also directed Episode 1), Daniel Sackheim (who also directed Episodes 2 and 3) and David Knoller (executive producer on Episode 1); based on the novel by Matt Ruff.

 

 

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