HBO just put out an extensive 2020 trailer previewing many of their new and returning series that will be airing at the beginning of the year. From new seasons of Insecure and Westworld (via previously seen footage) to Michaela Coel’s January 22nd to Cynthia Erivo in the Stephen King miniseries, The Outsider — everything is there!
What’s most exciting, however, is we get several shots of the highly-anticipated series, Lovecraft Country. The series, based on the novel of the same name, is from Misha Green, Jordan Peele and JJ Abrams. Green is the script writer and executive produces with Peele through his Monkeypaw Productions and J.J. Abrams through Bad Robot. Ben Stephenson and David Knoller also executive produce. Yann Demange is directing the pilot and executive produces. Warner Bros. Television is the studio.
The series is led by Jurnee Smollett-Bell and Jonathan Majors and also stars Courtney B. Vance, Wunmi Mosaku, Aunjanue Ellis, Michael K. Williams, Abbey Lee, Jamie Chung, Erica Tazel, Tony Goldwyn and more.
Focusing on members of two black families and described as “a devastating kaleidoscopic portrait of racism,” here’s the story Lovecraft Country tells, courtesy of the publisher: Chicago, 1954. When his father Montrose goes missing, 22-year-old Army veteran Atticus Turner embarks on a road trip to New England to find him, accompanied by his Uncle George—publisher of The Safe Negro Travel Guide—and his childhood friend Letitia. On their journey to the manor of Mr. Braithwhite—heir to the estate that owned one of Atticus’s ancestors—they encounter both mundane terrors of white America and malevolent spirits that seem straight out of the weird tales George devours. At the manor, Atticus discovers his father in chains, held prisoner by a secret cabal named the Order of the Ancient Dawn—led by Samuel Braithwhite and his son Caleb—which has gathered to orchestrate a ritual that shockingly centers on Atticus. And his one hope of salvation may be the seed of his—and the whole Turner clan’s—destruction.”
Watch the full HBO 2020 teaser below: