Horror fans, your Lovecraftian dreams are about to come true. Lovecraft Country, HBO’s newest horror installment, is set to debut later this summer! From the mind of showrunner and executive producer Misha GreenLovecraft Country is a period piece with a macabre twist. Check out the official synopsis for the series: 

Based on the novel of the same name by Matt Ruff, the ten-episode series follows Atticus Freeman
(Jonathan Majors) as he journeys with his childhood friend Letitia (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) and his uncle George (Courtney B. Vance) on a road trip from Chicago across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father Montrose (Michael Kenneth Williams). Their search-and-rescue turns into a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and monstrous creatures that could be
ripped from an H.P. Lovecraft paperback.
Now, serving as executive producers for Lovecraft Country alongside Green are Jordan PeeleJ.J. AbramsBill CarraroYann DemangeDaniel Sackheim, and David Knoller
Initial thoughts: I love the concept. Anything Lovecraft-related or Lovecraft-adjacent has my vote. Not to mention, combining horror with 1950s racist white America is an intriguing twist. Very much a theme that smacks of Peele in the best way possible. Lovecraft Country couldn’t be more timely or relevant if it tried, especially considering the current societal climate and our collective efforts to kick racism to the curb. I, for one, am so excited to see where Lovecraft Country takes us. 
Lovecraft Country stars Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Jonathan Majors, Aunjanue EllisAbbey LeeJada HarrisWunmi Mosaku, and Michael Kenneth Williams. It will debut on Sunday, August 16th at 9pm on HBO and HBO Max. 
Melody McCune
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