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-fiLovecraft 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 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. From Jurnee Smollett to Jonathan Majors and Tony Goldwyn, check out the supremely talented cast of HBO's new series Lovecraft Country.

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