Jordan Peele and Misha Green Adapt Horror-Fantasy ‘Lovecraft Country’ for HBO

By Sameer Rao May 17, 2017

"Get Out" director Jordan Peele and "Underground" creator Misha Green revisit both the horror and historical fiction genres for their upcoming series adaptation of Matt Ruff’s 2016 novel, "Lovecraft Country."

Variety reported yesterday (May 16) on HBO’s order for the series of the same name. Green will write and showrun the series while Peele executive produces through his Monkeypaw Productions imprint alongside Green, J.J. Abrams ("Westworld") and Ben Stephenson ("The Fall"). 

Like "Get Out," "Lovecraft Country" follows a Black man as he encounters the sinister underside of American provincial racism. Army veteran Atticus Turner travels with his uncle George and friend Letitia through 1950s America in search of Turner’s father, Montrose, who they believe may be at the New England manor of the family who enslaved Turner’s ancestors. 

Neither the creators nor HBO announced casting information or a premiere date.