Ooooh what is this?!
Check out the official teaser trailer that HBO has released for Lovecraft Country, an upcoming series that boasts J.J. Abrams and Jordan Peele among its executive producers. The show is based on the novel of the same name by Matt Ruff and is set in 1950s America, following Atticus Freeman (Jonathan Majors) on his search for his missing father (Michael Kenneth Williams).
The trailer kicks off what looks like a dramatic and wonderfully crafted look at a man’s experience in Jim Crow America… and then monsters turn up! As the synopsis below says, the show will be a narrative and thematic balancing act, on “both the racist terrors of white America and the terrifying monsters that could be ripped from a Lovecraft paperback.” Hell yeah.
Lovecraft Country, also starring Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Courtney B. Vance, will be hitting HBO in August.
HBO’s official synopsis for Lovecraft Country:
Based on Matt Ruff ‘s novel of the same name, Lovecraft Country follows Atticus Freeman (Jonathan Majors) as he meets 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, Daniel Sackheim and David Knoller; based on the novel by Matt Ruff.