The director and writer of ‘Us’ and ‘Get Out’, Jordan Peele, and the well-known J.J Abrams showed a tease of his last work for HBO. It’s an adaptation of Lovecraft Country, Matt Ruff’s novel, which we will experiment in audiovisual format this year… If we are lucky.
— JJ Abrams (@jjabrams) April 30, 2020
— Jordan Peele (@JordanPeele) April 29, 2020
— Misha Green (@MishaGreen) April 28, 2020
The teaser trailers were posted directly to the twitter accounts of Peele, Abrams, and writer/TV producer Misha Green. Each published their part of the teaser at a different time, to add to the mystery. Also watch the trailer below:
The novel’s plot begins when Atticus Black joins his friend Letitia and her uncle George on a journey to find their missing father. It is set in 1950s America. Along the way, they will have to beware not only of the racist horrors but also of the dangers posed by the Lovecraftian monsters that lurk in their midst.
This adaptation of Lovecraft Country will be produced by Monkeypaw Productions, Bad Robot, and Warner Bros. Television, with Jordan Peele as executive producer and Misha Green, Ben Stephenson, Yann Demange, Bill Carraro, Daniel Sackeim and J.J. Abrams as showrunners.
The cast selected for this adaptation consists of:
Courtney B. Vance
Michael Kenneth Williams
Jordan Patrick Smith
Lovecraft Country does not have a confirmed release date. Still, we will be setting it as one of the next HBO promises, and we will be aware of any details about the adaptation.