Peele/Abrams Horror Drama ‘Lovecraft Country’ Gets August UK Premiere Date On Sky Atlantic
Sky Atlantic has announced ‘Lovecraft Country‘, a new horror-drama created by executive producers Jordan Peele and J.J. Abrams, will premiere this August, the day after the US broadcast.
The one-hour drama series based on the 2016 novel by Matt Ruff, follows Atticus Freeman as he joins his friend Letitia and his Uncle George to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father. What follows is a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and the terrifying monsters that could be ripped from an H.P. Lovecraft paperback.
The series stars Jonathan Majors (‘When We Rise’), Jurnee Smollett-Bell (‘True Blood’, ‘Birds of Prey’), Wunmi Mosaku (‘Luther’, ‘Temple’), Michael Kenneth Williams (‘The Wire’, ‘When They See Us’) and Courtney B. Vance (‘American Crime Story’, ‘Masters of Sex’).
Creators Jordan Peele (‘Get Out’) and J.J. Abrams (‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’) exec produce the drama alongside showrunner Misha Green (‘Underground’), director Daniel Sackheim (‘Game of Thrones’, ‘True Detective’), Ben Stephenson and Bill Carraro. The 10 part series is produced by Bad Robot Productions and Monkeypaw Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.
‘Lovecraft Country‘ premieres Monday, 17th August 2020 on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV in the UK. HBO will air the drama August 16th, 2020 in the USA.
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