Lovecraft Country (TV series)

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Lovecraft Country
Genre
Based onLovecraft Country
by Matt Ruff
Starring
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Production
Executive producer(s)
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time60 minutes
Production company(s)
Release
Original networkHBO

Lovecraft Country is an upcoming drama horror television series based on Matt Ruff's novel of the same name. It is set to premiere on HBO. The series is produced by Monkeypaw Productions, Bad Robot Productions, and Warner Bros. Television with executive producers including Jordan Peele, Misha Green, J. J. Abrams, and Ben Stephenson.

Premise[edit]

Lovecraft Country follows "Atticus Black as he joins up with his friend Letitia and his Uncle George to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father. This begins a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and the terrifying monsters that could be ripped from a Lovecraft paperback."[1]

Cast and characters[edit]

Main[edit]

Recurring[edit]

  • Courtney B. Vance as George Black, Atticus' warm, funny and well-read uncle.
  • Jamie Harris as Eustace Hunt, the county sheriff.
  • Jamie Chung as Ji-Ah, a seemingly naive nursing student who is more than what she seems.
  • Jordan Patrick Smith as William, Christina's henchman and lover.
  • Jamie Neumann as Hillary
  • Erica Tazel as Dora Freeman
  • Mac Brandt as Lancaster
  • Tony Goldwyn as Samuel Braithwhite, patriarch of his family, who views people as assets and objects and outsiders — including his daughter Christina — as inferiors.

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

On May 16, 2017, it was announced that HBO had given a series order to Lovecraft Country. Executive producers include Misha Green, Jordan Peele, J. J. Abrams, and Ben Stephenson. Additionally, Green will be the series' showrunner and write the pilot episode. Production companies involved in the series include Monkeypaw Productions, Bad Robot Productions, and Warner Bros. Television. It was reported that Peele originally brought the project to Bad Robot Productions and enlisted Green to develop the show.[2][3][4][5]

On March 5, 2018, it was announced that Yann Demange will direct and executive produce the pilot episode.[1][6][7]

Casting[edit]

On April 26, 2018, it was announced that Jurnee Smollett-Bell had been cast as the series' female lead.[8] On May 2, 2018, it was reported that Jonathan Majors had joined the main cast as the series' male lead.[9] A day later, it was reported that Wunmi Mosaku had also been cast as a series regular.[10] On June 19, 2018, it was announced that Aunjanue Ellis and Elizabeth Debicki had been cast as series regulars and that Courtney B. Vance had joined the series in a recurring capacity.[11] On October 10, 2018, it was reported that Michael Kenneth Williams had been cast in a leading role.[12] On June 14, 2019, it was reported that Abbey Lee had replaced Elizabeth Debicki in the role of Christina Braithwaite, whilst Jamie Chung and Jordan Patrick Smith had been cast in recurring roles.[13] On June 20, 2019, it was announced that Jamie Neumann, Erica Tazel, and Mac Brandt had been cast in recurring capacities.[14] In July 2019, Tony Goldwyn joined the cast.[15]

Filming[edit]

Principal photography for the series began on July 16, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois.[16] Filming will also reportedly take place at the Chicago Cinespace Film Studios[17] and in Elburn, Illinois.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (March 5, 2018). "'Lovecraft Country': Yann Demange To Direct HBO Series From Jordan Peele & J.J. Abrams". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 6, 2018.
  2. ^ Fleming Jr, Mike (May 16, 2017). "'Get Out's Jordan Peele Teams With WBTV, HBO & Bad Robot For 'Lovecraft Country' Drama Series; Misha Green Writing". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 6, 2018.
  3. ^ Otterson, Joe (May 16, 2017). "Jordan Peele to Produce HBO Series 'Lovecraft Country' With J.J. Abrams, Misha Green". Variety. Retrieved March 6, 2018.
  4. ^ Sokol, Tony (May 16, 2017). "Jordan Peele to Produce Lovecraft Country for HBO". Den of Geek. Retrieved March 6, 2018.
  5. ^ Sandberg, Bryn Elise (May 16, 2017). "Jordan Peele Teams With Bad Robot for HBO Drama Series". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 6, 2018.
  6. ^ Kit, Borys (March 5, 2018). "Yann Demange Joins Jordan Peele, J.J. Abrams for HBO's 'Lovecraft Country'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 6, 2018.
  7. ^ Boucher, Ashley (March 5, 2018). "Jordan Peele, JJ Abrams' HBO Series Adds Yann Demage". The Wrap. Retrieved March 6, 2018.
  8. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (April 26, 2018). "'Lovecraft Country': Jurnee Smollett-Bell To Star In HBO Series From Jordan Peele, J.J. Abrams & Misha Green". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 26, 2018.
  9. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (May 2, 2018). "'Lovecraft Country': Jonathan Majors To Star In HBO Series From Misha Green, Jordan Peele & J.J. Abrams". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 2, 2018.
  10. ^ Petski, Denise (May 3, 2018). "'Lovecraft': Wunmi Mosaku Cast In HBO Series From Misha Green, Jordan Peele & J.J. Abrams". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 3, 2018.
  11. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (June 19, 2018). "'Lovecraft Country': Courtney B. Vance, Aunjanue Ellis & Elizabeth Debicki Join HBO Drama Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 20, 2018.
  12. ^ Petski, Denise (October 10, 2018). "'Lovecraft Country': Michael Kenneth Williams Cast In HBO Series From Misha Green, Jordan Peele & J.J. Abrams". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 10, 2018.
  13. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (June 14, 2019). "'Lovecraft Country': Abbey Lee Joins In Recasting, Daniel Sackheim Set As EP/Director, Jamie Chung & Jordan Patrick Smith To Recur On HBO Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 15, 2019.
  14. ^ Petski, Denise (June 20, 2019). "'Lovecraft Country': Jamie Neumann, Erica Tazel & Mac Brandt To Recur On HBO Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 20, 2019.
  15. ^ ‘Lovecraft Country’: Tony Goldwyn Joins Cast Of HBO Series
  16. ^ "Monday, July 16 Filming Locations for You're The Worst, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, The Chi, John Wick 3, & more! - On Location Vacations". On Location Vacations. July 15, 2018. Retrieved July 17, 2018.
  17. ^ Patton, Daniel (July 9, 2018). "Cinespace adds new Chicago facility | Reel Chicago - Midwest film, audio, production, TV, and advertising". Reel Chicago. Retrieved July 17, 2018.
  18. ^ Bachman, Tyler (June 28, 2018). "Elburn Will Be Filming Site for New HBO Series Next Month". WSPY News. Retrieved July 17, 2018.

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