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Jordan Peele teams with Bad Robot & HBO for Lovecraft Country

05.16.2017

Jordan Peele Lovecraft Country

After the massive success of GET OUT, Jordan Peele can pretty much do whatever he wants, and it seems that he's keen to get back into the television game. Deadline reports that Jordan Peele's Monkeypaw Productions will be teaming with Bad Robot and Warner Bros. Television for Lovecraft Country, a one-hour drama which has already been given a straight-to-series order by HBO.

The upcoming series will be based on Matt Ruff's novel of the same name and follow twenty-five year old Atticus Black as he embarks on a road trip across 1950's Jim Crow America to find his father after he goes missing. "Black joins up with his friend Letitia and his Uncle George [and] this begins a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and the malevolent spirits that could be ripped from a Lovecraft paperback." That sounds mighty promising to me, and Deadline states that the goal is to create a "anthological horror series that reclaims genre storytelling from the African-American perspective."

Jordan Peele knew that "Lovecraft Country" had the "potential to be unlike anything else on television" when he first read it, and soon brought the project to the attention of Misha Green, the creator of WGN America's Underground. Green will be penning the pilot episode as well as serving as show-runner, with Jordan Peele stepping in as executive producer along with J.J. Abrams, Ben Stephenson and Green.

A synopsis of "Lovecraft Country" via Amazon:

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.

As for Jordan Peele's next big-screen project, it's still unclear what he intends on tackling next. His name was brought up as a possibility to direct the live-action adaptation of AKIRA, but Peele recently said that he likely wouldn't take the gig as he would prefer to work with his own original ideas rather than pre-existing material. Can't argue with that. GET OUT will be released on Blu-ray/DVD on May 23rd.

Source: Deadline

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11:56PM on 05/17/2017
I know he'll do fine with this show, but It does bum me out a little that the first thing to come to film or television in years with regard to Lovecraft, and it's not even one of his actual stories. I really wish Del Toro could have done "At the Mountains of Madness". Oh well, I'll shut up now.
I know he'll do fine with this show, but It does bum me out a little that the first thing to come to film or television in years with regard to Lovecraft, and it's not even one of his actual stories. I really wish Del Toro could have done "At the Mountains of Madness". Oh well, I'll shut up now.
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10:19AM on 05/17/2017
This sounds stupid as fuck.
This sounds stupid as fuck.
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8:50AM on 05/17/2017
This!!!! This gets me excited. Anything with Lovecraft does, will be keeping my eye on this one.
This!!!! This gets me excited. Anything with Lovecraft does, will be keeping my eye on this one.
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11:13PM on 05/16/2017

So perhaps I can make a movie that chronicles my struggle to survive North Africa

You see, you people (black and white) can describe the racism in a America all you want, yet the same racism exists against whites in majority non-white countries. Yet, nobody talks about that. The thing is, whatever majority ethnicity/culture runs a country, then they are by default racist towards non-same-race people.
In other words, blacks look out for blacks in Africa, Asians look out for Asians in Asian countries, etc., yet nobody vilifies them for looking out for their own. Meh,
You see, you people (black and white) can describe the racism in a America all you want, yet the same racism exists against whites in majority non-white countries. Yet, nobody talks about that. The thing is, whatever majority ethnicity/culture runs a country, then they are by default racist towards non-same-race people.
In other words, blacks look out for blacks in Africa, Asians look out for Asians in Asian countries, etc., yet nobody vilifies them for looking out for their own. Meh, you all a nothing but hypocrites. Maybe I should make a movie of how racist the people of India are towards outsiders (which is an actual fact from a recent scientific study).
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1:00AM on 05/17/2017
Dude....shut up.
Dude....shut up.
1:05AM on 05/17/2017
Congrats this is the most ignorant thing I've read today and I read numerous Trump quotes
Congrats this is the most ignorant thing I've read today and I read numerous Trump quotes
1:05AM on 05/17/2017
Shut your simple ass the fuck up.
Shut your simple ass the fuck up.
1:15AM on 05/17/2017
Had to revisit. You really are one stupid, uninformed, lying son a bitch. I pity you.
Had to revisit. You really are one stupid, uninformed, lying son a bitch. I pity you.
8:36AM on 05/17/2017
I'm almost positive they didn't own white slaves in North Africa 200 years ago. But maybe there's a breitbart or drudge report "article" you've found that states otherwise.
I'm almost positive they didn't own white slaves in North Africa 200 years ago. But maybe there's a breitbart or drudge report "article" you've found that states otherwise.
10:20AM on 05/17/2017
Instead of baselessly insulting the OP, why not, Idk, counter his claims with an actual argument? Or are you afraid they have a point?
Instead of baselessly insulting the OP, why not, Idk, counter his claims with an actual argument? Or are you afraid they have a point?
1:11PM on 05/17/2017
OopsWhatSo? You you really think we can't tell that you are here defending yourself under another name? Pathetic racist fool. Get a life
OopsWhatSo? You you really think we can't tell that you are here defending yourself under another name? Pathetic racist fool. Get a life
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