LOVECRAFT COUN­TRY

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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.

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