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Season 1 is the first season of HBO's series Lovecraft Country. It premiered on HBO on August 16, 2020[1] and ran for ten consecutive episodes.

On July 2, 2021, HBO announced that the series would not be returning for a second season.[2]

Synopsis[]

Lovecraft Country follows the trio on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of Freeman's missing father. The journey begins a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and the terrifying monsters that could be ripped from an H.P. Lovecraft paperback.

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Season 1[]

NO. (SEASON) IMAGE TITLE DIRECTOR WRITER AIR DATE
1 S01E01.jpg "Sundown" Yann Demange Misha Green August 16, 2020
Veteran and pulp-fiction aficionado Atticus Freeman travels from the Jim Crow South to his South Side of Chicago hometown in search of his missing father Montrose. After recruiting his uncle George and childhood friend Letitia to join him, the trio sets out for “Ardham,” MA, where they think Montrose may have gone looking for insight into Atticus’ late mother’s ancestry. As they journey across the Midwest, Tic, Leti, and George encounter dangers lurking at every turn, especially after sundown.
2 S01E02.jpg "Whitey's on the Moon" Daniel Sackheim Misha Green August 23, 2020
Inexplicably recovered from their terrifying night, Leti and George luxuriate in their new surroundings, while Atticus grows suspicious of their Ardham Lodge hosts – Christina Braithwhite and her elusive father Samuel – who unveil cryptic plans for Atticus’ role in their upcoming “Sons of Adam” ceremony. Later, after Tic, Leti, and George stumble upon a clue that could lead them to Montrose, each takes an unwelcome walk down memory lane.
3 S01E03.jpg "Holy Ghost" Daniel Sackheim Misha Green August 30, 2020
Hoping to mend her relationship with her sister Ruby, Leti turns a ramshackle Victorian on Chicago’s North Side into a boarding house – an endeavor that stokes neighborhood racism and awakens dormant spirits stuck in the house. Meanwhile, Atticus remains burdened by a guilty conscience as George’s wife Hippolyta presses him for the full story of what happened in Ardham.
4 S01E04 Promotional 01.jpg "A History of Violence" Victoria Mahoney Wes Taylor & Misha Green September 6, 2020
After Christina mysteriously shows up at her doorstep, Leti confronts Atticus about his plan to surreptitiously return to Florida. Later, in search of missing pages to a crucial text, Leti, Tic, and Montrose head to Boston, with Hippolyta and Diana (Jada Harris) along for the ride. Back in Chicago, a handsome stranger nurses Ruby’s disappointment over a squandered job opportunity.
5 S01E05 Promotional 02.jpg "Strange Case" Cheryl Dunye Misha Green & Jonathan Kidd & Sonya Winton September 13, 2020
After making a devil’s bargain with William, Ruby steps into the charmed shoes of a white woman, but her transformation only fortifies her resentment of the racial divide. A betrayal by Montrose unleashes Atticus’ pent up rage, leaving Leti deeply disturbed and sending Montrose into the comforting arms of his secret lover.
6 S01E06 Promotional 04.jpg "Meet Me in Daegu" Helen Shaver Misha Green and Kevin Lau September 20, 2020
In the throes of the Korean War, nursing student Ji-Ah crosses paths with a wounded Atticus, who has no recollection of their violent first encounter.
7 S01E07 Promotional 03.jpg "I Am." Charlotte Sieling Misha Green and Shannon Houston September 27, 2020
Hippolyta's relentless search for answers takes her on a multidimensional journey of self-discovery and Atticus heads to St. Louis to consult an old family friend.
8 S01E08 Promotional 05.jpg "Jig-A-Bobo" Misha Green Misha Green and Belinda Ihuoma Ofordire October 4, 2020
A distraught Diana finds herself in Captain Lancaster's crosshairs. When a visitor from his past arrives at the boarding house, Atticus and Leti each take steps to protect their future.
9 S01E09 Promotional 05.jpg "Rewind 1921" Jeffrey Nachmanoff Misha Green & Jonathan Kidd & Sonya Winton October 11, 2020
With Hippolyta at the helm, Leti, Tic, and Montrose travel to 1921 Tulsa in an effort to save Dee.
10 S01E10 Promotional 03.jpg "Full Circle" TBA Belinda Ihuoma Ofordire & Misha Green October 18, 2020
Season One Finale. After uncovering the origins of the Book of Names, the gang heads back to Ardham to cast the ultimate spell.

Notes/Trivia[]

  • HBO Has set the premiere of its drama series Lovecraft Country for 9 p.m. Sunday, August 16.[11]
  • Peele will be executive produce along with Misha Green, J.J. Abramsand Ben Stephenson.[12]
    • The pilot will be written by Misha Green and she also serves as showrunner.[12]
    • David Knoller will also executive produce.[13] He executive producer on Episode 1.[11]
    • Yann Demangeis set to direct and executive produce the first episode.[14]
    • Daniel Sackheim will also executive produce and direct.[8] He directed Episodes 2 and 3.[11]
    • Bill Carraro will also executive produce.[10]
  • Lovecraft Country is produced by Bad Robot Productions and Monkeypaw Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.[13]
  • Lovecraft Country is filmed in Georgia.[15]
    • The series will be based in Atlanta but that it will shoot throughout the Peach State.[15]
    • Abbey Lee replaced Elizabeth Debicki, who was originally cast in the role.[8]
  • Per HBO, the “Lovecraft Country” debut tallied 1.4 million total viewers across all platforms including HBO Max.[16]
    • “Lovecraft Country” premiered to 760,000 total viewers in its 9 p.m. linear slot on the premium cabler.[16]
    • On HBO Max it was the number 1 most watched show on Sunday night.[16]
    • Looking at digital only, the “Lovecraft” debut delivered the second largest total for an HBO premiere since “Watchmen” and the “Chernobyl” premiere back in spring 2019.[16]
  • Misha Green had a specific vision in mind for the creatues/beasts and turned to Oscar-award winning creative studio Framestore as a creative partner in reimagining these monsters.[17]

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References[]

  1. Twitter
  2. ‘Lovecraft Country’ Not Returning For Season 2 On HBO
  3. ‘Lovecraft Country’: Jonathan Majors To Star In HBO Series From Misha Green, Jordan Peele & J.J. Abrams
  4. ‘Lovecraft Country’: Jurnee Smollett-Bell To Star In HBO Series From Jordan Peele, J.J. Abrams & Misha Green
  5. ‘Lovecraft Country’: Wunmi Mosaku Cast In HBO Series From Misha Green, Jordan Peele & J.J. Abrams
  6. 6.0 6.1 ‘Lovecraft Country’: Courtney B. Vance, Aunjanue Ellis & Elizabeth Debicki Join HBO Drama Series
  7. - ‘Lovecraft Country’: Michael Kenneth Williams Cast In HBO Series From Misha Green, Jordan Peele & J.J. Abrams
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 ‘Lovecraft Country’: Abbey Lee Joins In Recasting, Daniel Sackheim Set As EP/Director, Jamie Chung & Jordan Patrick Smith To Recur On HBO Series
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 ‘Lovecraft Country’: Jamie Neumann, Erica Tazel & Mac Brandt To Recur On HBO Series
  10. 10.0 10.1 ‘Lovecraft Country’: Tony Goldwyn Joins Cast Of HBO Series
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 ‘Lovecraft Country’: Premiere Date Set For HBO’s Drama About Jim Crow America
  12. 12.0 12.1 ‘Get Out’s Jordan Peele Teams With WBTV, HBO & Bad Robot For ‘Lovecraft Country’ Drama Series; Misha Green Writing
  13. 13.0 13.1 ‘Lovecraft Country’: Jurnee Smollett-Bell To Star In HBO Series From Jordan Peele, J.J. Abrams & Misha Green
  14. ‘Lovecraft Country’: Yann Demange To Direct HBO Series From Jordan Peele & J.J. Abrams
  15. 15.0 15.1 J.J. Abrams & Jordan Peele Will Shoot HBO Drama ‘Lovecraft Country’ In Georgia But Donate Profits To Fight “Heartbeat” Law
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 TV Ratings: ‘Lovecraft Country’ Premieres to Decent Numbers on HBO
  17. Meet the Shoggoths of “Lovecraft Country”: The VFX Behind HBO’s New Monsters
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