'Lovecraft Country' Episode 2 Shocker: Is This Early Death Permanent?
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'Lovecraft Country' Episode 2 Shocker: Is This Early Death Permanent?

Editor's note: Major spoilers below for episode 2 of Lovecraft Country

Sometimes, shows take big risks and kill main characters within the first several episodes.

This is what HBO's Lovecraft Country did by offing Courtney B. Vance's Uncle George by the end of the second episode and deviating from the source material. Speaking with the Black Girl Watching podcast from hosts Brooke Obie and Britni Danielle, Vance was asked if we'll see George again in the season.

I knew I would be saying goodbye in the second episode," he said. It was one of those scriptural, structural things that somebody's death propels the series and someone has to be sacrificed on the altar of structure, and that was me. But this is a monster movie, and no telling what can happen [laughs]. So, I'll just leave it there. It was disappointing but what an episode, what a ride."

Still, Vance was super excited to be a part of the show and was already sold after finding out Misha Green was behind it.

They didn't need to tell me anything other than  Misha Green was showrunning it." he explained. I'm a huge fan of hers and a huge fan of [her previous show] Underground — in my mind that show should still be running. It's a show that's very hard to explain: You get a Green Book family that's going around charting out places for Black folks to stay in the '50s, and I know that intimately. And then in the midst of that, there's monsters. None of us really, really knew, but it is difficult to explain all that the world is about. But it was about [Misha] — I wanted to be with her, because I thought that making the underground railroad an action flick was nothing short of brilliant."

You can listen to the full Black Girl Watching episode below:

Lovecraft Country airs Sunday nights on HBO.



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