Jordan Peele is Bringing ‘Lovecraft Country’ to HBO

Jordan Peele has become one of the hottest directing commodities over the last few months, after the release of his incredible, racially-charged horror Get Out. And now, he’s heading to Lovecraft Country with HBO.

Here is a synopsis of the material from Deadline:

Lovecraft Country, the 2016 novel from Matt Ruff, focuses on 25-year-old Atticus Black. After his father goes missing, Black joins up with his friend Letitia and his Uncle George to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America to find him. This begins a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and the malevolent spirits that could be ripped from a Lovecraft paperback.

Sounds perfect for the talents of Jordan Peele, who has recently said in several places that he is all in on the horror genre, and he has several ideas percolating.

The series will be on HBO, and will be a horror anthology, which is something we need to return to television. Also, Peele is executive producing along with J.J. Abrams and Ben Stephenson. #pedigree.

There is no release date or shooting schedule for Lovecraft Country, but if I were a betting man I would say the fall of 2018 makes the most sense.

Larry Taylor - Managing Editor
Larry Taylor - Managing Editor
Larry is the managing editor for Monkeys Fighting Robots. The Dalai Lama once told him when he dies he will receive total consciousness. So he's got that going for him... Which is nice.