Here’s a cool teaming that we can get behind!
Variety has announced that Jordan Peele, hot off his directorial debut GET OUT, will executive produce the new HBO series LOVECRAFT COUNTRY, based upon the book by Matt Ruff, alongside J.J. Abrams and Ben Stephenson of Bad Robot. Co-creator and showrunner Misha Green will write and executive produce as well.
As described in the Variety report, “the anthology horror series follows 25-year-old Atticus Black, who joins up with his friend Letitia and his Uncle George to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America to find his missing father. They must survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and the malevolent spirits that could be ripped from a Lovecraft paperback.”
Peele’s next film will be another social thriller ala GET OUT for Universal Pictures. He’s also formed Monkeypaw Productions to help usher in new talent with a proposed slate of several micro-budget films he’ll co-produce with Jason Blum. Although primarily known for his comedy, it seems Peele has made a huge impression as a new creative voice in horror, and he’s here to stay!