Yann Demange Joins Jordan Peele's Lovecraft Country

The indie film director has come aboard the adaptation of Matt Ruff?s H.P. Lovecraft-inspired novel.

Director Yann Demange is officially on-board to executive produce and direct the first episode of hour-long drama Lovecraft Country. The series, which is based on Matt Ruff?s 2016 novel, follows Atticus Black as he joins up with his friend Letitia and his Uncle George to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father. What follows is a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and the terrifying monsters that could be ripped from an H.P. Lovecraft paperback.

Jordan Peele, who most recently won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for Get Out will be executive producing the series through his company Monkey Paw Productions, alongside J.J. Abrams and Ben Stephenson of Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television. Misha Green (Underground) joins the team as both a writer and executive producer of the series.

Demange is currently shooting the drama White Boy Rick, starring Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Jason Leigh.