HBO’s new drama series Lovecraft Country is set to debut at the same time as the U.S. on 17 August 2020 at 9am GMT+8 exclusively on HBO GO. The episode will air on the same day at 10pm on HBO (Astro Channel 411 HD). New episodes will then premiere at the same time every Monday.
Based on the novel of the same name by Matt Ruff (and not an actual work of H.P. Lovecraft), the ten-episode series follows Atticus Freeman (Jonathan Majors) as he journeys with his childhood friend Letitia (Jurnee Smollett) and his uncle George (Courtney B. Vance) on a road trip from Chicago across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father Montrose (Michael Kenneth Williams).
Their search-and-rescue turns into a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and monstrous creatures that could be ripped from an H.P. Lovecraft paperback.
The series stars Jurnee Smollett (Birds of Prey), Jonathan Majors (Da 5 Bloods), Aunjanue Ellis (When They See Us); Abbey Lee (Mad Max: Fury Road), Jada Harris (The Resident), Wunmi Mosaku (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them), and Michael Kenneth Williams (HBO’s The Wire).
Recurring guests include Courtney B. Vance (HBO’s The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks), Jamie Chung (Once Upon a Time), Jamie Neumann (HBO’s The Deuce), Jordan Patrick Smith (Vikings), and Tony Goldwyn (Scandal).
Impressively, the show’s executive producers include the likes of J.J. Abrams and Jordan Peele. In the meantime, check out the new trailer below.