HBO has given enthusiasts a taste of what is to arrive on their network upcoming year, and enthusiasts finally got a little glimpse of its upcoming fantasy-horror sequel Lovecraft Country, executive produced by Jordan Peele and J.J. Abrams.
In a modern commercial, touting all of their sequel premiering and coming back in 2020, not only was Lovecraft Country featured but little vignettes of ESSENCE favourites, involving Insecure, Westworld and Succession.
Lovecraft Country, based on the book of the similar name by Matt Ruff, follows Atticus Black (Jonathan Majors), his pal Letitia (Jurnee Smollett-Bell), and his uncle George (Courtney B. Vance) as they go on a cross-country adventure through 1950s Jim Crow America in search of Atticus’ father.
Peele and Underground creator Misha Green co-created the sequel, with Green also jotting all eight episodes.
It was declared in 2017 that Green and Peele had come up for the highly anticipated sequel, with the writer/producer stating, “When I first read Lovecraft Country I knew it had the potential to be unlike anything else on television.
Jordan, J.J., Bad Robot, Warner Bros and HBO are all in the business of pushing the limits when it comes to storytelling, and I am beyond thrilled to be working with them on this project.”
A premiere date has not yet been declared, but we will be watching.