Jordan Peele Snags HBO Series ‘Lovecraft Country’
He’s booked! Jordan Peele is returning to TV, snagging an HBO straight-to-series order for Lovecraft Country, a drama series from the writer-director. Based on the 2016 novel of the same name by Matt Ruff, the show be written by Underground executive producer and writer Misha Green, who will also serve as showrunner.
The drama is described as an anthological horror series that reclaims genre storytelling from the African-American perspective. Lovecraft Country follows 25-year-old Atticus Black, who joins up with his childhood friend Letitia and his Uncle George to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America to find his missing father. The journey sets off their fight to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and malevolent spirits.
It will be produced by Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions, as well as Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television. Peele and Green will executive produce alongside Bad Robot’s J.J Abrams and Ben Stephenson.
Earlier this year, Peele’s production company landed a first-look film deal with Universal Pictures, the studio behind his critical and commercial hit “Get Out.”