Get Out Director Jordan Peele Is Heading To Lovecraft Country

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It appears Get Out writer-director Jordan Peele is Heading to Lovecraft Country. Peele’s Monkey Paw Productions is teaming up with J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot and Warner Bros. on a new one-hour series, titled Lovecraft Country, that will call HBO home. Underground creator Misha Green is currently penning the script for the pilot, based on the 2016 book by Matt Ruff.

 

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The series centers on 25-year-old Atticus Black. After his father goes missing, Black joins up with his friend Letitia and his Uncle George to embark on a road trip across 1950’s America to find him. This begins a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and the malevolent spirits that could be ripped from a Lovecraft paperback.

Peele brought the book to Green’s attention. “When I first read Lovecraft Country, I knew it had the potential to be unlike anything else on television.” Green said.

I’ll be honest, I thought Get Out was fantastic and the series has a lot of similarities to Peele’s hit film. I can’t wait to see what he has up his sleeve for Lovecraft Country.


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