1950s and Lovecraftian Horrors Collide in HBO’s Lovecraft Country TrailerBy RodneyHatfieldJr for Movies
We invite you to “Lovecraft Country.” HBO’s new horror drama series, based on the 2016 controversial novel by Matt Ruff of the same name, debuts this August. The teaser trailer has arrived.
The series follows Atticus Freeman (Jonathan Majors) as he joins up with his friend Letitia (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) and his Uncle George (Courtney B. Vance) to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America as they exhaustive search of his missing father (Michael Kenneth Williams).
This is a very racial heavy book, and the trailer looks to follow the formula. There are monsters both human and inhuman in this wild first teaser, which looks to blend grounded social drama and wild monster mayhem.
Lovecraft Country is executive produced by Misha Green, who equally serves as showrunner, along with J.J Abrams, Jordan Peele, Bill Carraro, Yann Demange who directed Episode 1. Daniel Sackheim directed Episodes 2 & 3 and David Knoller the exec producer on Episode 1.
Check out the official teaser below.