Lovecraft Country trailer is out. At San Diego Comic-Con 2020 — often called [email protected] this year attributable to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic — HBO unveiled a two-minute trailer for its subsequent huge series that is based mostly on Matt Ruff’s 2016 novel of the identical title. The Lovecraft Country trailer is a shock given the present is not due for its panel till Saturday native time in the US. HBO is probably going attempting to construct hype forward of it — and nicely, it is working. The Lovecraft Country trailer seems to be nice, be it the retro aesthetic, the monsters, and what seems to be like a battle between troopers from the Middle Ages and World War I.
Naturally, that is lots. The supernatural components are courtesy of Ruff’s love for Lovecraftian components — therefore the title — whose horrors are mixed with the horrors of being black in 1950s racist southern United States of America, a time when Jim Crow legal guidelines had created a segregated hellscape for African-Americans. Lovecraft Country will comply with Atticus Black (Jonathan Majors, from Da 5 Bloods) as he seems to be for his lacking father — Montrose Freeman (Michael Kenneth Williams, from The Wire) — whereas being assisted by the likes of Letitia Dandridge (Jurnee Smollett-Bell, from Birds of Prey).
In addition to Majors, Williams, and Smollett-Bell, Lovecraft Country additionally stars Aunjanue Ellis (When They See Us) as Atticus’ aunt Hippolyta Black, Abbey Lee (Mad Max: Fury Road) as a secret order chief’s daughter Christina Braithwhite, Jada Harris (The Resident) as Diana Black, Wunmi Mosaku (Damilola, Our Loved Boy) as Letitia’s half-sister Ruby Dandridge, Courtney B. Vance (The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story) as Atticus’ uncle George Black, Jamie Harris (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) as county sheriff Eustace Hunt, and Jamie Chung (Sucker Punch) as nursing pupil Ji-Ah.
Behind the scenes, Misha Green (Underground) serves as the creator, showrunner, head author, and govt producer alongside Jordan Peele, J.J. Abrams, Ben Stephenson, and Bill Carraro. Lovecraft Country is a manufacturing of Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions, Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions, and Warner Bros. Television for HBO.
Lovecraft Country premières August 16 on HBO in the US, and August 17 on Disney+ Hotstar in India.
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