HBO's 'Lovecraft Country': Where You've Seen the Cast Before

The new sci-fi series features several familiar (and supremely talented) names.

HBO's 'Lovecraft Country': Where You've Seen the Cast Before
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From the minds of Jordan Peele, J.J. Abrams, and Misha Green comes HBO's newest venture into sci-fi (opens in new tab)Lovecraft Country. The series—which debuted August 16 and is adapted from Matt Ruff's 2016 fantasy book by the same name—follows Atticus Freeman on his journey across Jim Crow America to find his father and discover the truth about his family. But Attitus, alongside friend Leti and uncle George, discovers startling things, both supernatural and real, about the world around them. As they wade through dangerous territories, Lovecraft Country weaves a telling narrative about racism (opens in new tab) that still persists in society. And while the brilliant writing by Green make this a standout series, the impeccable acting is sure to make the HBO show one to watch and one to remember (opens in new tab). From Jurnee Smollett to Jonathan Majors and Tony Goldwyn, check out the supremely talented cast of HBO's new series Lovecraft Country.

Neha Prakash
Entertainment Director

As Marie Claire’s Entertainment Director, Neha oversees and executes strategy for all editorial talent bookings and culture coverage across the brand's print and digital entities, including covers, celebrity profiles and features, social takeovers, and video franchises as well as handles talent relations for MC's flagship summit, Power Trip. She's passionate about elevating diverse voices and stories, loves a hot-take, and generally hates reboots. She's worked in media for more than 10 years and her bylines about pop culture, film & tv, and fashion have appeared on Glamour, Vanity Fair, GQ, Allure, Teen Vogue, Brides, and Architectural Digest. She is a graduate of the Columbia School of Journalism.