With just a day left before the official San Diego Comic Con 2020 panel we have a new trailer for Lovecraft Country. The HBO series based on the novel from Matt Ruff is being brought to us by Misha Green and is being produced by J.J. Abrams and Jordan Peele. Believe me when I say that this story is the perfect mix of adventure, horror and HP Lovecraft.

The new trailer gives us a more in-depth look at what awaits us in Lovecraft Country. It is full of monsters (my particular favorite makes an appearance at 1:59 in the trailer) and mystery. What birthright is Atticus Black (Jonathan Majors) and Uncle George (Courtney B. Vance) after? Why is Montrose Freeman (Michael Kenneth Williams) trying to protect them from it? What horrors lie ahead for this family? And can they overcome them? 

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It is safe to say that my interest in the series it more than piqued. I am full-blown invested now. As a fan of the novel, it will be exciting to see just how well the story is transferred to the screen. I have no doubt the cast will bring the characters to life in front of our eyes. And not just the characters. This trailer is packed to the brim with monsters, cults and everything one would expect from a Lovecraft-inspired show.

Monsters aside, Lovecraft Country carries an even deeper horror. The horror that was Jim Crow America. The trailer does a perfect job of subtly portraying the racism that ran rampant during the 1950s. In the end, this may be far scarier than any monster from the pages within Lovecraft’s story. The mix of both real and fantasy horror will most certainly drive each episode forward and have us completely invested.

Lovecraft Country will air starting August 16, 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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