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Jordan Peele and J.J. Abrams Heading to Lovecraft Country

Posted on: May 18th, 2017

Now this is one hell of a partnership. As reported by Deadline, Get Out writer-director Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions is joining with J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot and Warner Bros Television for horror drama series Lovecraft Country.

Based on Matt Ruff’s novel of the same name, the project has been given a straight-to-series order by HBO, and it’s hardly surprising, given the names involved. Peele and Abrams will executive produce along with Misha Green and Ben Stephenson. Green, who created WGN’s Underground, as well as writing episodes of Sons of Anarchy and Spartacus, will script the pilot.

As well as featuring numerous monsters and spirits, Lovecraft Country will focus on those all-American favourites; seemingly endless roads and barely-concealed racism. Here’s what we know about the plot, which 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.

Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)

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