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Lovecraft Country is based on the novel by Matt Ruff, which focuses on the 25-year-old Atticus Black, who joins up with his friend Letitia and his Uncle George to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America to find his missing father. Not only must they survive and overcome the racist terrors of white America at the time, but they also must take on malevolent terrors like something out of an H.P. Lovecraft novella.
Peele recently told Collider on a promotional tour he plans to stick to original content and work for now as opposed to hopping onboard franchises, reboots or remakes. Which he hinted at that is why he turned down the live-action “Akira” remake in the works at Warner’s despite the original anime film being one of his favourite films.
Peele’s career is looking hot right now after he introduced the world to a fresh new look to the horror genre when Get Out grossed almost $215 million at the box office, Universal are in development with Peele on a new social thriller which will again see him write, direct and produce on the yet untitled venture. In addition, Peele will also produce a wide range of movies for the studio through Monkeypaw Productions, including several micro-budget projects with Jason Blum, as he did with “Get Out.”
HBO’s Lovecraft Country will see Underground co-creator and showrunner Misha Green pen and executive produce the series alongside J J Abrams and Ben Stephenson also acting as executive producers on behalf of Bad Robot, Monkeypaw productions and Warner Bros. Television.