Lovecraft Country has a new teaser — and it rocks!
While fantasy and genre stories have always been great at telling racially-charged stories, it’s something that’s become especially apparent in recent years. We’ve seen movies like Black Panther make bold statements. Watchmen tackled some very deep racial points as well. Perhaps most notably, Jordan Peele jumped into the world of social commentary horror movies with flicks like Get Out and Us.
Now, he’s taking his expertise to Lovecraft Country. This new HBO series is based on the novel of the same name Matt Ruff, and seems to have the same DNA as a lot of other Peele’s work. The show follows “Atticus Black as he joins up with his friend Letitia and his Uncle George to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father. This begins a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and the terrifying monsters that could be ripped from a Lovecraft paperback.”
Now, HBO has released a trailer of the series, and man does it look amazing.
Lovecraft is also the work of Misha Green and J.J. Abrams — so there’s a lot of quality to be seen. Of course, I can’t help but notice the timing of this release. Given all that’s been happening in the recent week with the George Floyd protests, this show seems to be hitting at the right time. Racism is a topic that has underscored all of American history, and it’s great to see these topics being addressed more head-on. Though this does have the layer of genre placed over it, it could still open up many eyes to the injustices in this world.
What do you think of the latest teaser for Lovecraft Country? Will you be checking it out on HBO? Let us know your thoughts down below!
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