After the huge success of Jordan Peele’s 2017 blockbuster, Get Out, he promised to deliver more “social thrillers” in the same vein, and one of the first is coming to us in the form of an HBO adaptation of Matt Ruff’s 2016 novel, Lovecraft Country. Peele will be executive producing the series set in the 1950s Jim Crow south alongside J.J. Abrams, with a pilot written by Underground’s Misha Green. In the novel, after his father goes missing, young veteran Atticus takes a dangerous drive with his friend Letitia and his Uncle George to rescue him. On the road, the trio encounters a Klan-like cabal named the Order of the Ancient Dawn and evil spirits that seem to be straight out of the Lovecraft novels Atticus loves. There’s no set premiere date yet, but read the novel first to get a sneak peek at how this horror series will use the specter of racism to reclaim genre storytelling from a Black perspective.