Jordan Peele to produce HBO series ‘Lovecraft Country’

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Jordan Peele is set to executive produce a new series for HBO called “Lovecraft Country,” a horror series based on the book of the same name by Matt Ruff.

In the series, Atticus Black, his friend Letitia and his Uncle George embark on a cross-country road trip, intent on finding Black’s father. However, the road trip is not without its obstacles, both supernatural and otherwise, as they journey across the 1950s Jim Crow America, encountering both mortal racists and malevolent spirits.

— Jordan Peele is the first black writer-director with a $100M movie debut —

Misha Green, the co-creator and showrunner of “Underground” will write and executive produce alongside Peele, who will be executive producing under his Monkeypaw Productions banner. J.J. Abrams and Ben Stephenson will also executive produce through Bad Robot.

After Peele saw major success with Get Out, his recent thriller, he also signed a first-look deal with Universal Pictures in which the studio will develop his next film and will also produce a wide-ranging series of movies for them. The next film is expected to be a social thriller and is not yet titled, but Peele is set to write, direct, and produce the project.