HBO made the announcement in a statement to Deadline Hollywood:
“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.”
Lovecraft Country was made from the 2016 novel of the same name written by Matt Ruff. The television series premiered on August 16, 2020, on HBO. The show is about a Black man in the 1950’s during the time of segregation looking for his missing father. The main characters of the series are Atticus Freeman (Jonathan Majors); his father (Michael Kenneth Williams); Atticus’ friend, Letitia (Jurnee Smollett) and his uncle George (Courtney B. Vance).
“I first heard about the book because Jordan Peele and I had met and he was like, ‘have you ever heard about this book?’ And then, I saw the cover of Matt Ruff’s novel and I was like, ‘huh, ok.’ Then, I read the first chapter and I went, ‘even better.’ By the time I got to the fifth chapter, I was like, ‘it’s a TV show, we’re going to do it,’” Misha Green said in an interview with HBO.
Due to the combination of social commentary, horror and fictional period drama, the show helped in furthering the conversation about racial injustice following the death of George Floyd. Season one became a success as the season finale reached 1.5 million viewers, which is close to a 90% increase from the season premiere.
Green shared her thoughts on what Season Two could’ve been on Twitter.
— Misha Green (@MishaGreen) July 3, 2021