Lovecraft Country trailer is out. In San Diego Comic-Con 2020 — known as Comic-Con@Home this year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic — HBO unveiled a two-minute trailer because of its next big series that is based on Matt Ruff’s 2016 publication of the identical name. The Lovecraft Country trailer is a surprise that the series isn’t due for its own panel before Saturday local time in the US. HBO is likely attempting to build hype before it and well, it’s working. The Lovecraft Country trailer looks fantastic, be it the retro aesthetic, the critters, and what looks like a battle between soldiers from the Middle Ages and World War I.
Obviously, that is a lot. The supernatural elements are courtesy of Ruff’s love for Lovecraftian elements — hence the name — whose horrors are united with the horrors of being black in 1950s racist southern United States of America, a time when Jim Crow laws had created a segregated hellscape for African-Americans. Lovecraft Country will follow Atticus Black (Jonathan Majors, from Da 5 Bloods) because he looks for his missing father — Montrose Freeman (Michael Kenneth Williams, by The Wire) — while being aided by the likes of Letitia Dandridge (Jurnee Smollett-Bell, by Birds of Prey).
Along with 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 Purchase pioneer’s daughter Christina Braithwhite, Jada Harris (The Resident) as Diana Black, Wunmi Mosaku (DamilolaOur eldest 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) functions as the creator, showrunner, head writer, and executive producer together with Jordan Peele, J.J. Abrams, Ben Stephenson, along with Bill Carraro. Lovecraft Country is a production of Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions, Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions, also Warner Bros. Television for HBO.