HBO is making an adaptation of author Matt Ruff’s socially conscious horror novel Lovecraft Country, so it’s naturally looking to get a little assistance from Jordan Peele, a guy with experience making a ton of money from socially conscious horror by writing and directing Get Out. Peele will be an executive producer on the series, which also comes from J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot and Underground writer/executive producer Misha Green—who will also be writing the pilot and acting as showrunner for the series.
This news comes from Deadline, which adds that Lovecraft Country is about a young man named Atticus Black in the ‘50s whose father goes missing, prompting him, his friend Letitia, and his uncle to go on a road trip to figure out what happened to the missing man. Along the way, the group has to “survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and the malevolent spirits that could be ripped from a Lovecraft paperback.”
Lovecraft Country doesn’t have a premiere date yet, but it already has a straight-to-series order from HBO.