Wunmi Mosaku (Luther) is set to join the cast of the high profile HBO series Lovecraft Country alongside Underground star Jurnee Smollett-BellThe highly anticipated series hails from Oscar winner Jordan Peele and Misha Green.

Written by Green based on the 2016 novel by Matt Ruff, 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.

Mosaku will play Rudy Dandridge, a hustler just like her half-sister Leti (Smollett-Bell), only her hustles haven’t paid off. Her family ties are tested when she’s presented with an offer she can’t refuse.

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.

Mosaku’s first big TV role was as Malia, a young Sudanese woman, in I Am Slave in 2010. Last year, she won a Bafta for her dignified and devastating portrayal of Gloria Taylor, the mother of Damilola, the 10-year-old boy stabbed in 2000. She has appeared in series such as Showtime’s Guerrilla, the three-part BBC series Capital, and the episode of “Playtest” in the Netflix anthology series, Black Mirror, and she also starred in Netflix’s The End Of The F***Ing World, ITV’s Vera, and BBC Two miniseries Moses Jones.  Mosaku was recently cast in he upcoming horror film His House alongside Sope Dirisu.  She’ll next be seen starring in the new season of Luther opposite Idris Elba.

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