Lovecraft Country is an American horror drama television series created by Misha Green that is based on and serves as a continuation of Matt Ruff’s 2016 novel. It premiered on HBO on August 16, 2020, and starred Jurnee Smollett and Jonathan Majors.  Monkeypaw Productions, Bad Robot Productions, and Warner Bros. Television Studios are collaborating on the series.
The series follows a young black guy as he searches for his missing father across the segregated United States in the 1950s, learning dark mysteries affecting a town on which legendary horror writer H. P. Lovecraft allegedly based the setting for many of his fictional tales.
What’s the news?
Fans of HBO’s sci-fi series Lovecraft Country will be disappointed today, as the network has decided not to renew the show for a second season, as first reported by Deadline. The first season, based on Matt Ruff’s eponymous book, follows Atticus Freeman (Jonathan Majors), his childhood friend-turned-love-interest Letitia “Leti” Lewis (Jurnee Smollett), and his Uncle George (Courtney B. Vance) on a desperate search for Freeman’s missing father Montrose (Michael Kenneth Williams) in the 1950s.
They eventually discover him deep in the Jim Crow South, imprisoned by white captors seeking immortality through a wicked magic ceremony involving his blood.
What’s the show famous for?
Lovecraft Country received critical accolades for its outstanding cast and amazing blend of horror and systematic racism in the United States.
The AFI named the show one of the Top 10 TV Programs of the Year in its first season, and it was nominated for Best Television Series – Drama at the Golden Globes and Best Drama Series at the Critics’ Choice Television Awards.
What is the new announcement all about?
Given the February statement that showrunner Misha Green and company were in the writers’ room working on a Season 2 perspective, this announcement comes as a great surprise. So, why isn’t there going to be a second season? Part of the reason is that Season 1 covered the whole tale of the book on which it was based. Because the plot was wrapped up in the first ten episodes, there’s no pressing need to continue the story or provide closure to the audience.
Is this, however, the end of the show? Is it possible that it may be reborn on another network in the future? While it is doubtful, we can always rewatch the first season of Lovecraft Country, which is now accessible on HBO. Max