Everyone’s buzzing over HBO’s monster-packed premiere of Sci-Fi-Drama-Thriller series “Lovecraft Country” that went from 0 to RUN! real quick as Atticus Freeman (Jonathan Majors), his childhood friend Letitia (Jurnee Smollett) and his uncle George (Courtney B. Vance) faced the terrors of white America and monstrous creatures during their trip across 1950s Jim Crow America to find Atticus’s missing father Montrose (Michael K. Williams).
The highly anticipated series is executive produced by a Black woman–Misha Green–along with brilliant fantasy/Horror auteurs J.J. Abrams and Jordan Peele.
You may remember Misha Green from the critically acclaimed series “Underground” so you know she’ll have some strong twists and turns in store for us.
Jordan Peele’s affinity for creating thriller-filled entertainment will give the series just the punch it needs.
“The unfortunate thing about our nation is that [Lovecraft] could have been released on any day, in any month, of any year since 1619,” said Smollett in a revealing interview with Elle magazine.
The series stars Jurnee Smollett (“Birds of Prey,” “Underground”), Jonathan Majors (“Da 5 Bloods,” “The Last Black Man in San Francisco”), Aunjanue Ellis (“When They See Us”); Abbey Lee (“Mad Max: Fury Road”), Jada Harris (“The Resident”), Wunmi Mosaku (“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”), and Michael Kenneth Williams (HBO’s “The Wire” and “Boardwalk Empire”).
How did you feel about the “Lovecraft Country” premiere? Did it live up to the HYPE? Drop your thoughts in the comments and peep the BEST tweets from last night’s monster-packed premiere.
“Sis said not today! I don’t do no trip, fall, scream, turn around…I run for my life!
#LovecraftCountry” – we loved to see it
“Me every time a monster did what it needed to do #LovecraftCountry” – SAME
“How is this only the first episode. #LovecraftCountryHBO” – HOW????
“Me when the monsters showed up #LovecraftCountry” – haaaaa
“My fave part of #LovecraftCountry premiere” – Jurnee was amazing
“Thinking about how H.P. Lovecraft is probably turning over in his grave knowing there’s an unapologetically black a** show on HBO with his name on it #LovecraftCounty” – yessss
“Damn that was only the first episode we got a hit y’all. #LovecraftCountry” – INSTANT CLASSIC
“Oh yeah I watched #LovecraftCountry and this show is already amazing I can’t wait for more and
@jurneesmollett is incredible too” – we NEED Ep2 ASAP
“The mood after surviving 2020. #LovecraftCountry” – too soon!