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Lovecraft Country is the upcoming drama horror series, based on Matt Ruff’s novel of the same name. Legendary names in entertainment including Jordan Peele, Misha Green, JJ Abrams, and Ben Stephenson serve as executive producers on the series. Express.co.uk has everything you need to know about Lovecraft Country including the release date, cast, trailer, plot and more.
When is Lovecraft Country out?
Lovecraft Country is scheduled to premiere in August 2020 on HBO.
Unfortunately, an exact release date for the horror drama has not yet been confirmed, but fans will be able to watch Lovecraft Country towards the end of summer.
There are 10 episodes in the horror series and each instalment will be an hour long.
Lovecraft Country will air on HBO in the US and Sky Atlantic in the UK.
Sadly, an air date for the UK premiere of Lovecraft Country has not yet been confirmed.
There is the possibility that the series may be simulcast like many other HBO shows.
However, there is also the chance fans will have to wait until after Lovecraft Country has finished airing in the US. Therefore, Lovecraft Country may not arrive until the end of the year.
Express.co.uk will update this article when more information is available.
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Who stars in Lovecraft Country?
Jonathan Majors stars as Lovecraft Country’s main protagonist, Atticus Black – a Korean war veteran who is a massive fan of the author HP Lovecraft.
Majors is an up and coming actor, who has appeared in the films Hostiles, White Boy Rick, Da 5 Bloods, Jungleland and Captive State.
Jurnee Smollett-Bell portrays Letitia ‘Leti’ Dandridge, Atticus’ close friend.
Smollett-Bell is best known for playing Black Canary in the DC Extended Universe, making her first appearance in Birds of Prey alongside Margot Robbie.
She is also well known for her roles in On Our Own, Eve’s Bayou, Friday Night Lights and True Blood.
Wunmi Mosaku stars as Ruby Dandridge, Leti’s half-sister and Aunjaune Ellis takes on the role of Hippolyta Black, Atticus’ aunt.
Viewers may recognise Mosaku from her role as DS Catherine Halliday in Luther and Ellis from The Practice, True Blood and The Mentalist.
Michael K Williams joins the cast as Montrose Freeman, Atticus’ father.
Williams is best known for playing Omar Little in the HBO series The Wire and Chalky in Boardwalk Empire.
His other credits include The Night of, 12 Years A Slave and When They See Us.
Australian model, actress and musician Abbey Lee plays Christina Braithwaite, the sole daughter of the leader of a secret order known as the ‘Sons of Adam’.
Recurring cast members include Courtney B.Vance as George Black, Jamie Harris as Eustace Hunt, Jamie Neumann as Hilary and Jamie Chung as Ji-Ah.
Vikings star Jordan Patrick Smith stars as William in the series, alongside Justified’s Erica Tazel as Dora Freeman.
Mac Brandt and Tony Goldwyn also have recurring roles in Lovecraft Country.
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What is Lovecraft Country about?
Lovecraft Country is based on the 2016 dark fantasy horror novel of the same name by Matt Ruff.
The original novel explores the relationship between the horror fiction of early 20th-century horror author HP Lovecraft and racism in the United Stated during the Jim Crow Laws.
Lovecraft Country is told from the perspective of a black sci-fi fan, Atticus Turner and his family.
The HBO adaption follows the story of Atticus Black (played by Jonathan Majors) and his friend Letitia (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) and his Uncle George (Courtney B. Vance) as they search for his missing father.
The synopsis for Lovecraft Country teases: “Atticus Black 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 [HP] Lovecraft paperback.”
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Is there a trailer for Lovecraft Country?
Yes, after more than two years of waiting, there is finally a trailer for Lovecraft Country.
The trailer begins with Atticus returning from the Korean war to his family.
He then reveals to his Uncle George that his father has sent him a letter, asking him to travel to Lovecraft Country.
The trailer then flashes through scenes of gun violence, monsters, car chases and explosions, as Atticus searches for his father.
Lovecraft Country is coming to HBO in August 2020
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