New Trailer For ‘Lovecraft Country’ Teases Real Thrills

If the new trailer for HBO’s new Lovecraft Country series is any indication, this summer may be hot, but it will have plenty of chills.

Lovecraft Country–slated for an August debut–tells the story of real-life horrors, as well as Lovecraftian terrors, in 1950s America, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter.

This trailer (check it out below) is the second tease HBO has released for the series from creator Misha Green and executive producers J.J. Abrams and Jordan Peele.

As seen in the trailer, the protagonist–Atticus Freeman (played by Jonathan Majors)–makes a revealing statement about the show. “Heroes go on adventures to other worlds to fight insurmountable odds,” he says. Sounds like an ominous promise.

This trailer–more so than the first one–hints at the more supernatural elements viewers can expect from the series.

Along with Freeman, Letitia (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) and Uncle George (Courtney B. Vance) take a road trip “across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of Freeman’s missing father (Michael Kenneth Williams). The journey begins a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of White America and the terrifying monsters that could be ripped from an H.P. Lovecraft paperback.”

Additional cast members include Wunmi Mosaku, Aunjanue Ellis, Jamie Harris and Abbey Lee.

Lovecraft Country–based on the novel by Matt Ruff–is brought to the small screen by Afemme Inc., Monkeypaw Productions and Bad Robot Productions, in association with Warner Bros. TV.

The first episode of the series is directed by Yann Demange, with Daniel Sackheim helming the second and third episodes. Demange and Sackheim also act as executive producers.

Keep reading Horror News Network for any updates on Lovecraft Country, including the exact premiere date.

Thomas Tuna
Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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