Joblo.com reports that a new HBO trailer is out for The series Lovecraft Country, based on the novel by Matt Ruff. Jordan Peele, J.J. Abrams, and Misha Green, who also stars as the series show runner, will write and produce this upcoming series.
Get a sneak peek of the teaser trailer here:
Lovecraft Country is a mix of 1960’s Sci-Fi horror and Jim Crow southern politics all wrapped up in the signature H.P. Lovecraft style. In this series, “we are introduced to the character Atticus Freeman (Jonathan Majors) and his friend Letitia (Jurnee Smollett-Bell), along with his Uncle George (Courtney B. Vance) as they venture off across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father (Michael Kenneth Williams). But soon the trip becomes more than a missing person search, as the characters encounter the racist terrors of white America and real-life monsters that could be ripped out of a Lovecraft paperback novel.” Other stars in this series include Smollett-Bell, Vance, and Williams, Lovecraft Country also stars Tony Goldwyn, Wunmi Mosaku, Aunjanue Ellis, Jamie Harris, Abbey Lee, Jamie Chung, and Jordan Patrick Smith. Lovecraft Country is set to air on HBO in August .
Also, be sure to read or download a copy of the book Lovecraft Country from your local library, kindle device, and everywhere books are available. I had the pleasure of reading this book last year for a book club event. As a person who loves first-person narratives, I was hooked from the beginning as Atticus Freeman described the world around him or the monsters he confronted. It is a relief to see diversity in Sci-Fi novels and movies. If you are interested in other African American Sci-Fi and Fantasy novels, check out these unique finds. My Soul to Keep by Tananarive Due, Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James, Children of Blood and Bone by Tami Adeyemi and Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor.
(Librarian Ninja Girl)