As America continues to call for an end to police brutality against BIPOC, this series’ focus on race could not have come at a more revolutionary time. With the narrative of Lovecraft Country based in America’s racially-driven Jim Crow era, the fiction behind the story seems all too familiar to moments in both past and present, where imminent danger for Black Americans was far too common.
If you need further convincing, the cast is packed full of impressive faces. Leading the series as Atticus is Jonathan Majors, famously known for The Last Black Man In San Francisco. Playing Atticus’ missing father is Michael Kenneth from The Wire with Jurnee Smollett-Bell from HBO’s True Blood, Underground, Friday Night Lights, starring as Letitia “Leti” Lewis.
Lovecraft Country is set to be released August 2020 on HBO and Hulu.
Interested? Take a look at the gripping trailer below: