Yann Demange will direct the premiere episode of HBO’s “Lovecraft Country,” the network announced Monday.
Demange also joins Jordan Peele, J.J. Abrams and Ben Stephenson as an executive producer on the project.
The anthological horror series is based on Matt Ruff’s 2016 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.
Demange is directing the upcoming Matthew McConaughey-starrer “White Boy Rick.” He also directed “’71” and several episodes for “Top Boy,” “Criminal Justice,” “Dead Set” and “Secret Diary of a Call Girl.”
Demange is repped by CAA, Independent Talent Group and Bloom Hergott.