Jordan Peele, ‘Underground’ Creator to Adapt ‘Lovecraft Country’ Series for HBO

Misha Green will serve as showrunner on Bad Robot production

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Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions, “Underground” creator Misha Green, JJ Abrams’ Bad Robot and Warner Bros TV are teaming up on an adaptation of “Lovecraft Country,” which has received a straight-to-series order from HBO.

The series will be based on Matt Ruff’s novel of the same name.

When his father goes missing, 25-year-old Atticus Black joins up with his friend Letitia and his Uncle George to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America to find him. And so begins their fight to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and the malevolent spirits that could be ripped from a Lovecraft paperback.

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“Lovecraft Country” will be an anthological horror series that reclaims genre storytelling from the African-American perspective.

Green will write the pilot and serve as showrunner. Abrams and Bad Robot’s Ben Stephenson will also serve as executive producers alongside Green and Peele.