We now know who will direct the first episode of HBO’s high-profile drama Lovecraft Country, from recent Oscar winner Jordan Peele and J.J. Abrams.
Deadline reports that British director Yann Demange is set to direct and executive produce the first episode of Lovecraft Country.
Demange is quite the prolific TV director across the pond, directing the Channel 4 series Top Boy, which was nominated for Best Director and Best Drama Serial BAFTAs and won Best Drama Serial at the Royal Television Society and the 2013 Broadcast awards. He also directed Man in a Box for Channel 4, Dead Set, and the BBC mini-series Criminal Justice, which was the basis for HBO’s The Night Of. Currently he is directing a feature film called White Boy Rick, starring Matthew McConaughey, and Jennifer Jason Leigh.
Lovecraft Country is based on the 2016 novel by Matt Ruff, adapted by Misha Green. It follows Atticus Black, his friend Letitia, and Uncle George as they take a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of Black’s missing father. The horrors they encounter on their journey come from both racism of white America and monsters that could have come from a Lovecraft paperback.
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