The highly anticipated Lovecraft Country series will debut tonight (Aug. 16) on HBO, and the streamer has released a featurette which gives horror fans a sneak peek into how the show came about.
The clip–which can be viewed below–gives some insight into the series that deals with the mythology of horror, as well as the history of racism in this country, as reported by comicbook.com.
Lovecraft Country–based on Matt Ruff’s book of the same name–follows Atticus Black (Jonathan Majors), his friend Letitia Dandridge (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) and his uncle George (Courtney B. Vance) on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America to find Atticus’ missing father.
This journey begins a struggle “to survive and overcome both the racist horrors of White America and the terrifying monsters that could be ripped from an H.P. Lovecraft paperback.”
The 10-episode series also stars Aunjanue Ellis, Abbey Lee, Jada Harris, Wunmi Mosaku, Michael Kenneth Williams, Jamie Chung, Jordan Patrick Smith, Jamie Neumann, Erica Tazel, Mac Brandt and Tony Goldwyn.
The show’s creator and showrunner is Misha Green, and the executive producers include Jordan Peele, J.J. Abrams, Bill Carraro, Yann Demange, Daniel Sackheim and David Knoller. Demange and Sackheim also will sit in the director’s chair for episodes of the series.
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