TV: Lovecraft Country

HBO has released the teaser trailer for its new drama series Lovecraft Country, based on the 2016 novel by Matt Ruff. Deadline reported that "the series follows Atticus Freeman (Jonathan Majors) as he sets forth with his friend Letitia (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) and his Uncle George (Courtney B. Vance). The trio embark on a road trip across Jim Crow America in search of Freeman’s missing father (Michael Kenneth Williams). This begins a struggle to survive and overcome both the racism of 1950s America and unexpected horrors worthy of an H.P. Lovecraft paperback." The series will debut in August.

Showrunner Misha Green executive produces Lovecraft Country with J.J. Abrams, Jordan Peele, Bill Carraro, Yann Demange (who directed Episode 1), Daniel Sackheim (who directed Episodes 2 and 3) and David Knoller (executive producer on Episode 1). The series is produced by afemme, Inc., Bad Robot Productions and Monkeypaw Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.

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