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Jordan Peele Teams with Bad Robot For ‘LOVECRAFT COUNTRY’

May 16, 2017


Get Out writer-director Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions has teamed up with J.J Abrams’ Bad Robot and Warner Bros. Television for LOVECRAFT COUNTRY, a one-hour drama that has been given a straight-to-series order by HBO.

The pilot will be written by Underground executive producer/showrunner/writer Misha Green. Peele will executive produce alongside Green, Abrams and Ben Stephenson. Green will serve as show runner.

Lovecraft Country is based on the 2016 novel of the same name from Matt Ruff, and focuses on a 25-year-old Atticus Black. After his father goes missing, Black joins up with his friend Letitia and his Uncle George embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America to find him. This begins a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and the malevolent spirits that could be ripped from a Lovecraft paperback. This anthological horror series is set to reclaim genre storytelling from the African-American perspective.

Peele brought the book to Bad Robot and enlisted Green. He said:

“When I first read LOVECRAFT COUNTRY I knew it had the potential to be unlike anything else on television. Jordan, JJ, Bad Robot, Warner Bros. and HBO are all in the business of pushing the limits when it comes to storytelling, and I am beyond thrilled to be working with them on this project.”

Monkeypaw banner is a deal with Universal. Universal and Blumhouse teamed up with Peele’s breakout genre hit Get Out, which has grossed $215 million worldwide on a $4.5 million budget. Peele formed Monkeypaw in 2012 in order to tell stories in comedy, horror and other genres.


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