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Lovecraft Country is the shocking new horror TV show from Jordan Peele and J.J. Abrams

Sky could have a breakout hit on its hands with Lovecraft Country, if the track record of the creative team behind this upcoming horror drama (and trailer) are anything to go by!

The 10 part series, which will debut on Sky Atlantic and Now TV August 17, is based on the 2016 novel by Matt Ruff. It follows Atticus Freeman as he joins friend Letitia and his Uncle George to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father. 

What follows is a struggle to survive the racism of segregated America… and terrifying monsters that seem to have escaped the writings of H.P. Lovecraft.

Mythic horror meets Fifties America in Lovecraft Country

H.P. Lovecraft is now widely recognised as one of the most influential writers of horror and weird fiction during the 20th-century. He’s most famous for creating the Cthulhu Mythos, authoring The Call of Cthulhu, At the Mountains of Madness, The Shadow over Innsmouth, and The Shadow Out of Time

What follows is a struggle to survive the racism of segregated America and the terrifying imagination of H.P. Lovecraft…

The HBO horror drama features Jonathan Majors, Junree Somollet-Bell, Wunmi Mosaku, Michael Kenneth Williams  and Courtney B. Vance.

Jordan Peele (Get Out) and J.J. Abrams (Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker) executive produce, with showrunner Misha Green (Underground), director Daniel Sackheim (Game of Thrones and True Detective), Ben Stephenson and Bill Carraro.

About Steve May

Creator of Home Cinema Choice magazine, Steve muses and reviews for Trusted Reviews, T3, TechRadar, Home Cinema Choice, Ideal Home, The Luxe Review, Channel News and the i newspaper. He’s also the editor of professional home cinema website Inside CI, and contributor to industry trade magazine ERT. He's on Twitter and Instagram as @SteveMay_UK

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