The project reunites Smollett-Bell with Underground co-creator Misha Green, writer and executive producer of Lovecraft Country. The casting also brings the actress back to HBO, where she was a series regular on the last two seasons of hit vampire drama True Blood. Smollett-Bell signed on for the HBO show after fielding multiple broadcast pilot offers.
Penned by Green based on the 2016 novel by Matt Ruff, Lovecraft Country follows Atticus Black as he joins up with his friend Letitia (Smollett-Bell) and his Uncle George to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father. Thus begins a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white