HBO’s upcoming Lovecraft Country, adapting Matt Ruff’s 2016 novel of the same name, is trucking along. Created by Misha Green, produced by Jordan Peele and JJ Abrams, the series is now confirmed to premiere on August 16th, dropping the brand new poster below.
Set in the ’50s, the tale of Atticus Black (Jonathan Majors), his longtime friend Letitia (Jurnee Diana Smollett), and Uncle George (Courtney B Vance) as they travel the backwoods of Jim Crow America in search of Atticus’ missing father, Montrose (Michael Kenneth Williams), whose involvement in the occult and supernatural dealings of a mysterious society lead the trio into… Well, Lovecraft Country.
Ruff’s novel was very much a pulp-homage to the Elder Gods and secret societies of horror literature, but its the brutal setting, the prevalent racism and struggle of the Black family–no coincidence in their name–that hits the hardest. We are, after all, the real monsters.
With the mid-August premiere nailed down, Lovecraft Country should provide horror fans something to gnaw on, as well as hopefully entice those less-inclined towards genre fare with its sophisticated setting and talented production team.
HBO’s “Lovecraft Country” Gets Official Poster Art and August Premiere Date [Bloody Disgusting]