Back in 2020, Jordan Peele and J.J. Abrams‘ brilliant HBO series “Lovecraft Country” made one hell of an impact on viewers with an amazing story, a brilliant cast, and a ton of fantastic special effects, and exploration of racism in the Jim Crow era, which makes the fact that the show has just been canceled somewhat of a surprise.
We will not be moving forward with a second season of ‘Lovecraft Country,’” HBO said in a statement. “We are grateful for the dedication and artistry of the gifted cast and crew, and to Misha Green, who crafted this groundbreaking series. And to the fans, thank you for joining us on this journey.”
The reason the cancelation is not completely a surprise is the fact that the series, based upon the novel by Matt Ruff, has run its course with its main star being killed off. In all honesty, the story would more than likely suffer if it was to continue. The decision to end the show on a high note is a respectable one. We all hate to see good shows go downhill just for the sake of milking them for all their worth.
The series follows Atticus Freeman (Jonathan Majors) as he joins up with his friend Letitia (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) and his Uncle George (Courtney B. Vance) to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father (Michael Kenneth Williams) only to encounter terrifying racism, magic, and Lovecraftian monsters along the way.
The series was written and executive produced by Misha Green. Jordan Peele executive produced through his Monkeypaw Productions banner. J.J. Abrams and Ben Stephenson also executive produced under their Bad Robot Productions banner. David Knoller also executive produced.
If you somehow missed this incredible Lovecraftian-style horror series, you can watch it now on HBO or get your copy on Blu-ray or DVD.