Jordan Peele’s creative mind just doesn’t stop working. He’s now taking his creative vision seen in the box office hit “Get Out” to a new HBO horror series. He will be the executive producer behind “Lovecraft Country,” a series based on a Matt Ruff novel detailing a road trip in the 1950’s through the Jim Crow South.
— Jordan Peele (@JordanPeele) May 16, 2017
On Matt Ruff’s website, he describes the novel as:
Chicago, 1954. When his father goes missing, twenty-two-year-old Army veteran Atticus Turner embarks on a road trip to New England to find him, accompanied by his uncle George—publisher of “The Safe Negro Travel Guide” —and his childhood friend Letitia. On their journey to the manor of Samuel Braithwhite—heir to the estate that owned one of Atticus’s ancestors—they encounter both the mundane terrors of white America and malevolent spirits that seem straight out of the weird tales George devours.
Atticus discovers his father in chains, held prisoner by a secret cabal, the Order of the Ancient Dawn—led by Braithwhite and his son Caleb—which has gathered to perform a ritual that shockingly centers on Atticus. And his one hope of salvation may be the seed of his—and the whole Turner clan’s—destruction.
A chimerical blend of magic, power, hope, and freedom that stretches across time, touching diverse members of two black families, Lovecraft Country is a devastating kaleidoscopic portrait of racism—the terrifying specter that still haunts us today.
J.J Abrams is also signed on as an executive producer, but the one who will be running everything will be Mischa Green, the creator of the show “Underground.” I know for sure I’ll be looking forward to seeing how this comes out. I’m sure it’ll be great.