Underground executive producer, showrunner, and writer Misha Green has been tapped to write a one-hour drama that has been given a straight-to-series order by HBO titled Lovecraft Country. Green will be teaming up with Get Out writer-director Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions, J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot and Warner Bros Television. Peele will serve as exec producer alongside Green, Abrams and Ben Stephenson. Green will also serve as showrunner for the project.
Lovecraft Country focuses on 25-year-old Atticus Black. After his father goes missing, Black joins up with his friend Letitia and his Uncle George to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America to find him. 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. The goal is an anthological horror series that reclaims genre storytelling from the African-American perspective.
“When I first read Lovecraft Country I knew it had the potential to be unlike anything else on television,” Green said. “Jordan, JJ, Bad Robot, Warner Bros and HBO are all in the business of pushing the limits when it comes to storytelling, and I am beyond thrilled to be working with them on this project.”
Green credits the Black List, a service that connects screenplays to producers, studio execs, and directors for her initial break into the industry. From the Black List she became a writer for shows such as Heroes, Sons of Anarchy, and Helix. Green’s latest project, WGN America’s Underground, has millions of people tuning in and talking each Wednesday night.
We are beyond excited for this project, and will keep you posted on all of the updates!