Lovecraft Country will be a series on HBO

by Matt Ruff on May 17, 2017

The A-Team: executive producers Jordan Peele, Misha Green, J.J. Abrams, and Ben Stephenson

Some good news I’ve been sitting on for a while: last year, Warner Brothers Television optioned Lovecraft Country, with J.J. Abrams, Jordan Peele, Misha Green, and Ben Stephenson attached as executive producers.

Two days ago I got word that HBO had picked up the show and ordered a full series. HBO publicly announced the deal yesterday afternoon, so I am free to say: Woo-hoo! In addition to being super excited in general, I’m really, really happy that Jordan Peele and Misha Green are on board. If you haven’t seen Misha’s series “Underground” yet, or if you’re one of the three people on the planet who hasn’t seen Get Out, get thee to a Netflix queue/movie theater and you’ll see why I’m so psyched. (P.S., if you’ve managed to avoid Get Out spoilers, keep it that way.)

A number of people have asked me when the show will actually air. The answer is I don’t know yet, but I’ll post more details once I have them.

Woot!

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Faye Ringel May 17, 2017 at 8:54 am

This is wonderful! The episodic construction should lend itself really well to adaptation, though I suspect that each chapter might be translated into more than one episode, with great cliff-hangers.
We’ll be sure to plug this series at NecronomicCon Providence–hope you’ll have more details about production and airing by late August.

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