"Lovecraft Country": Sky shows new horror series by J.J. Abrams and Jordan Peele

In parallel to the US broadcast, Sky is showing “Lovecraft Country” in August. The road trip of a different kind through the states of the 50s was created and produced by J.J. Abrams (“Star Wars”) and Jordan Peele (“Get Out”).


Racism, horror and black humor: these are the elements of the “Lovecraft Country” series. It was created and produced by Jordan Peele, who knows the subject well: He won an Oscar for his screenplay for the horror film “Get Out”. Co-producer is J.J. Abrams, who wrote and directed, among other things, two “Star Wars” films and the mystery series “Lost”.

At Sky Ticket and Sky Q is the mini series in the night of August 16th to 17th Available in English original in parallel to the US broadcast. The 10 episodes are broadcast weekly. From November the series will then be released on Sky Atlantic HD, either as an original version or in German.

“Lovecraft Country” is based on the novel of the same name by Matt Ruff, who wrote the script together with Peele and Misha Green (“Sons of Anarchy”). The main roles are played by Jonathan Majors (“White Boy Rick”, “Da 5 Bloods”), Jurnee Smollet-Bell (“Birds of Prey: The Emancipation of Harley Quinn”, “True Blood”), Wunmi Mosaku (“Temple”) , Michael Kenneth Williams (“Boardwalk Empire”) and Courtney B. Vance (“American Crime Story”).

To the content: Atticus Freeman searches together with girlfriend Letitia and Uncle George for his missing father Montrose Freeman. Soon the road trip through America will become a struggle for survival between racial terror and monsters like from H.P. Lovecraft novels. When the trio finally finds Montrose on the estate of a southern family, they are faced with a racist secret lodge.


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