“We will not be moving forward with a second season of Lovecraft Country,” HBO said in a statement. “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 is a horror drama television series developed by Misha Green. Additional executive producers include Jordan Peele, J.J. Abrams, Ben Stephenson, David Knoller, Yann Demange, and Daniel Sackheim. Starring Jurnee Smollett and Jonathan Majors, the series is based on the 2016 novel of the same name by Matt Ruff.
Back in February, HBO’s Casey Bloys expressed hope for fans who wanted a second season of Lovecraft Country. You can read the full quote below:
Misha is working with a small team of writers and they’re coming up with a take. She had a book to go on in the first season, she and the writers wanted to go off and take some time to go out and figure out without a book with these characters, what’s the journey we want to go on. We all want to be sure she’s got a story to tell. That’s where she is right now, working on those ideas. I’m very hopeful, as is Mischa, so we’re giving them the time to work.
Casey Bloys, Chief Content Officer of HBO and HBO Max
Lovecraft Country follows Atticus Freeman as he joins up with his friend Letitia and his Uncle George to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father. This begins a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and the terrifying monsters that could be ripped from a Lovecraft paperback. The series premiered on August 16, 2020.
The series is available to be watched on HBO.