HBO Axes ‘Lovecraft Country’, But Season 2 Was Planned

by Thomas Tuna

HBO, in a surprising move, dropped the highly acclaimed Lovecraft Country after just one season–depriving fans of what may have been an intriguing Season 2.

The show’s initial 10-episode run was well-received by critics and fans but, according to Deadline, HBO decided not to renew it. The premium cable outlet said in a statement that it was “grateful for the dedication and artistry of the cast and crew who crafted this groundbreaking series.”

But show creator and showrunner Misha Green wanted fans to know she had a vision for what would have been Lovecraft CountrySupremacy. Green even tweeted a map–seen on this page–of the United States divided into four separate nations, something she had planned for the next season. This depiction was just part of a 75-page “Bible” Green said she had proposed for Season 2.

Lovecraft Country–led by Green and executive producers Jordan Peele and J.J. Abrams–was based on Matt Ruff’s book of the same name. The first season followed 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 began 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,” according to the official synopsis.

The first season also featured 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.

Keep reading Horror News Network for word on any future plans for Lovecraft Country.

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