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Lovecraft Country 

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A young African-American travels across the U.S. in the 1950s in search of his missing father.

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Misha Green
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2020  
2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Jurnee Smollett ...  Letitia 'Leti' Lewis 10 episodes, 2020
Jonathan Majors ...  Atticus Freeman 10 episodes, 2020
Aunjanue Ellis ...  Hippolyta Freeman 10 episodes, 2020
Wunmi Mosaku ...  Ruby Baptiste 10 episodes, 2020
Abbey Lee ...  Christina Braithwhite 10 episodes, 2020
Jamie Chung ...  Ji-Ah 10 episodes, 2020
Jada Harris ...  Diana Freeman 10 episodes, 2020
Michael Kenneth Williams ...  Montrose Freeman 10 episodes, 2020
Jordan Patrick Smith ...  William 7 episodes, 2020
Jamie Neumann ...  Dell / ... 5 episodes, 2020
Mac Brandt ...  Captain Seamus Lancaster 5 episodes, 2020
Alex Collins ...  Crane 5 episodes, 2020

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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.

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During filming of season 1 in Elburn, IL, a stunt car tipped. One camera operator was in a pod on top of the car. He was taken to the hospital with non-lethal injuries. See more »

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As of episode three, very good, but not for everyone.
4 September 2020 | by adrienjgagSee all my reviews

The biggest question I had about the show was how much of the horror themes were gonna be racial or Lovecraftian. As of episode three, the horror is fairly evenly balanced. There are a lot of scenes that focus on racial tensions and horrors that are extremely well done, and never feels like a slap-in-the-face message about racism. Rather they produce genuine tension and anxiety. As for the Lovecraftian horror themes, they are fairly sparse and scattered (nothing really happens until the end of episode one), but when they do show up, they are exquisitely well done and interesting. There are constant nods to Lovecraft, and his mythos- i.e. episode three is a love letter to "The Rats in The Walls"- and the story incorporates and weaves them in well so far, but it is only episode three. Now for why it may not be for everyone; it does have a complex story and method of delivery. A lot of information is alluded to, or glazed over so you really have to pay attention, and episode two was very confusing on the first watch and required two watches, paying close attention each time. It is not the show for you if you are looking for an easy story to digest, this one will make you think and put things together yourself. On the other hand, if you don't mind using your brain when watching this show, it's superb, especially for those who love and are familiar with Lovecraft and his mythos. The overall direction of the show is still a little unclear. It started out with a clear motive but switches up really quick. That is one thing I am still waiting to see is the overall story arc and direction. As I said though, it is only episode three of supposedly ten so far. I would highly recommend watching if anything mentioned about it sounds interesting.


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16 August 2020 (USA) See more »

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Marietta, Georgia, USA See more »

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