Lovecraft Country: new look at J.J. Abrams and Jordan Peele’s show

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The new drama series, based on the 2016 novel by Matt Ruff, arrives in August…

Matt Ruff’s Lovecraft Country has been adapted for the screen by HBO. Misha Green created the new series, with J.J Abrams (Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker) and Jordan Peele (Get Out) backing the project as executive producers.

Lovecraft Country 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.”

Take a look at the new trailer below…

We don’t have an exact air date in August to bring you yet, but you can bet Lovecraft Country will air on Sky Atlantic over here, due to Sky’s deal with HBO for its original programming. The partnership has seen both Game of Thrones and Westworld debut on Sky Atlantic in the UK.