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Geekery: Jordan Peele’s ‘Lovecraft Country’ Explores More American Horrors

May 2 2020

Horror fans have something to look forward to at Summer’s end – an adaption of Matt Ruff’s fantastic novel Lovecraft Country is coming to HBO thanks to Peele and Misha Green.

The novel blends Lovecraft’s universe into a tale of 1950s, Civil Rights Movement era America. Atticus Freeman is an Army veteran whose father has disappeared mysteriously – the path to locate him takes Atticus, his friend Leti, and Uncle George across Jim Crow era America and into New England where things get weird.


New work from Jordan Peele and Misha Green that’s based on one of the best novels of 2016, and takes on some of the problematic aspects of Lovecraft’s work? A cast that includes Courtney B. Vance and Michael Kenneth Williams? Sold. I’m tuning in.

The cast has some familiar faces – led by Jonathan Majors and includes Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Courtney B. Vance, Michael Kenneth Williams, Abbey Lee, Jordan Patrick Smith, and Jamie Chung.

Lovecraft Country debuts on HBO this August.

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