Based on Matt Ruff’s novel of the same name, Lovecraft Country follows Atticus Freeman (Jonathan Majors) as he meets up with his friend Letitia (Jurnee Smollett) 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). They struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and the terrifying monsters throughout the series. Talk about a mix of problems, can you imagine monsters and racism at the same time? Yup, sounds normal to me haha.
The series is produced by Monkeypaw Productions, Bad Robot Productions, and Warner Bros. Executive producers include Misha Green, Jordan Peele, J. J. Abrams, and Ben Stephenson. Additionally, Green serves as the series’ showrunner and wrote the pilot episode. It was reported that Peele originally brought the project to Bad Robot Productions and enlisted Green to develop the show
This is probably one of the best horror shows I’ve ever seen, especially with people of color in lead roles. This show touches on the hidden truths about America’s deep racist past by showing us the Tulsa Massacre of 1921 and the horrors of Jim Crow. Growing up this wasn’t in the history books, but HBO has been brave enough to talk about it. Now mix that with monsters and magic, this show is worth the watch. Every episode stands on it’s own, and each character is memorable. Now that the first season is over, I’m hungry for more. Little did I know, this show would open my eyes to a new way to tell a story. I know you will love this show after you see this small clip. This is Episode 8 – “Jig-a-Bobo”