Jordan Peele And J.J. Abrams To Adapt 'Lovecraft Country' For HBO

HBO has just started a new exciting project; Matt Ruff's novel, Lovecraft Country, published in 2016. At the controls of this new show is a new yet promising duo: Jordan Peele, who directed Get Out, and JJ Abrams (who no longer needs presenting). According to Variety, the series will be a horror anthology and will star showrunner Misha Green (creator of Underground, and screenwriter on Heroes and Sons of Anarchy).

Lovecraft Country tells the story of 25-year-old Atticus Black, who embarks on a road trip through 1950s America looking for his father. Accompanied by his friend Letitia and his uncle George, Atticus will face racism and evade evil spirits worthy of a book by H.P. Lovecraft. The American writer is famous for his novels where fantasy, horror and science fiction meet. This is not the first time that his dark universe is spotted by series producers, since his cult Cthulh mythos will soon be adapted by Legendary TV.

HBO strongly believes that Lovecraft Country will be a success, for it did not hesitate to order a whole season without bothering with a pilot. There is no information available about the potential cast or even a release date though.


Jordan Peele and J.J. Abrams. (Image: Universal Pictures/Gage Skidmore/Flickr/CC)