HBO’s Lovecraft Country is not, by any stretch of the imagination, what one would call an “average” television experience. Created by Misha Green, creator of WGN’s Underground, Lovecraft is as visceral and human as it is gripping and unpredictable. Green’s knack for historically accurate fiction is more than present here, and when you have powerhouse actors like Jurnee Smollet (Underground), Wunmi Mosaku (Black Mirror), Michael K. Williams (The Wire), Aunjanue Ellis (When They See Us) and Courtney B. Vance (American Crime Story) interpreting your work, it’s an easy bet that the end result will be a powerful journey through the human mind and spirit (not to mention American history). Combine that with the production power of names like J.J. Abrams and Jordan Peele, stick it on a major cable network and bam! Magic happens. In the case of Lovecraft’s characters, the magic here is quite literal.
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