With shows like Westworld, Watchmen, Game of Thrones, and more under its belt, HBO has been doing an impeccable job at its original programming lately, hitting many different genres. Now, the premium cable network will mix drama and horror in its upcoming series Lovecraft Country.
Debuting in August, the show is based on the novel by Matt Ruff, which follows Atticus Black (Jonathan Majors) as he goes on a search for his father (Michael Kenneth Williams) with the help of his friend Letitia (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) and his uncle George (Courtney B. Vance). The three go on a road trip across America during the Jim Crow-era (the 1950s), finding themselves dealing with racism and literal monsters.
Monkeypaw Productions and Bad Robot are behind the TV series, and it released the first trailer for the show, which you can see below.
Misha Green and Jordan Peele are the creators of the series, with Green serving as showrunner. Peele and JJ Abrams will executive produce Lovecraft Country.
In addition to airing on HBO, Lovecraft Country will also be available on HBO Max, WarnerMedia’s streaming service which launches this month. While HBO Go, HBO Now, and HBO Max may all be a little bit confusing, check out our explainer of the differences between them.
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