Originally published in 2016, Mark Ruff’s dark fantasy horror novel Lovecraft Country explores the all too real horror of racism against a backdrop of Lovecraftian horror. The book received strong reviews upon its publication and fans will be p[leased to learn that HBO has been making a TV series based on the book, and the first official trailer has just been released.
Lovecraft Country is set to air later this Summer in August. The show’s executive producers includes Jordan Peele, who recently gained critical acclaim for his horror film Get Out, as well as J.J. Abrams, who has been involved with franchises such as Lost, the new Star Wars films, and the Star Trek movies.
The show’s described as following “Atticus Black as he joins up with his friend Letitia and his Uncle George to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father. This begins a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and the terrifying monsters that could be ripped from a Lovecraft paperback.”
The show will consist of 10 episodes and the cast includes Jonathan Majors as Atticus Black, Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Letitia Dandridge, Wunmi Mosaku as Ruby Dandridge and Michael K. Williams as Montrose Freeman. HBO is well known for its high quality television series, including many that were adapted from books such as Game of Thrones and Westworld. No doubt fans of the book will be keen for the TV series to live up to the book’s quality.