After only one season, HBO’s Lovecraft Country has been cancelled.
‘We will not be moving forward with a second season of Lovecraft Country,” HBO said in a statement to Deadline. “We are grateful for the dedication and artistry of the gifted cast and crew, and to Misha Green, who crafted this groundbreaking series. And to the fans, thank you for joining us on this journey.”
Debuting in the summer of 2020, HBO’s Lovecraft Country quickly grew in popularity due to strong word of mouth. The cancellation is due to a lack of content since the show is based off a solo novel by Matt Ruff. Despite this, showrunner Misha Green stated that they were in talks for a second season last October.
She stated that the second season would “[carry] on the spirit of Matt Ruff’s novel by continuing to reclaim the genre storytelling space that people of color have typically been left out of.”
Inspired by a collection of short stories, HBO’s Lovecraft Country takes viewers on a thought-provoking journey:
A search for a missing father turns into an otherworldly trip. Based on Matt Ruff’s novel, this series follows Korean war vet Atticus Freeman, his friend Letitia and his Uncle George on a journey across 1950s Jim Crow America. What follows is a struggle to survive against the racist terrors of white America and the terrifying monsters ripped from an H.P. Lovecraft paperback.
The first season of Lovecraft Country can be streamed in its entirety on HBO Max, and Matt Ruff’s novel of the same name is also available.
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