Based on Matt Ruff's novel of the same name, Lovecraft Country follows Atticus Freeman (Jonathan Majors) as he meets up with his friend Letitia (Jurnee Smollett) and his uncle George (Courtney B. Vance) to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father (Michael Kenneth Williams). This begins a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and the terrifying monsters that could be ripped from a Lovecraft paperback.

Lovecraft Country is executive produced by showrunner Misha Green along with J.J. Abrams, Jordan Peele, Bill Carraro, Yann Demange, Daniel Sackheim, and David Knoller.

Lovecraft Country Radio

Join hosts Ashley C. Ford and Shannon Houston as they discuss each episode of the season.

Listen to the Official Playlist

Check out the official Lovecraft Country playlist on Spotify to hear the songs featured in each episode.


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Remembering Michael Kenneth Williams

Michael Kenneth Williams was an extraordinary artist, adept at bringing characters like Omar Little, Chalky White, and Montrose Freeman into vivid color. A beloved member of the HBO family for more than 20 years, Williams is remembered not only as an immensely talented actor, but as a civil justice advocate. He will be profoundly missed.

Actors from The Wire, Lovecraft Country, and Boardwalk Empire pay tribute to the late Michael Kenneth Williams.

Venture Into Lovecraft Country

What to Watch and Read

To go further inside the genre-defying show, here are some recommendations for which books, movies, and more to pair with the series.

Meet the Characters

The cast gives you the inside scoop on what Lovecraft Country is about and the characters they play in the show.

Lovecraft Country at SDCC

Watch the cast and crew discuss the drama at the first-ever virtual San Diego Comic-Con.

Learn More About the Craft

Crafting Lovecraft Country

Showrunner and executive producer Misha Green, as well as the cast and crew, offer a behind-the-scenes look at how Lovecraft Country came to life, its impact on culture, and the historical references woven into the show.

Eric Yamamoto

Storyboard artist Eric Yamamoto works hand-in-hand with directors to make their vision come to life.

Carey Jones

SPFX makeup supervisor Carey Jones always had a natural curiosity for the special effects makeup used in movies and TV shows.

JP Jones

Prop master JP Jones ensures he's keenly familiar with all of the show props so the actors feel comfortable using them on set.

Sonya Winton-Odamtten and Jonathan Kidd

Executive producers Sonya Winton-Odamtten and Jonathan Kidd aim to infuse their educational backgrounds into Hollywood and explore worlds that are marginal.

Afua Richardson

Comic book artist Afua Richardson reflects on creating the Orithyia Blue comics featured in the show.

What the Critics Are Saying

“An atmospheric blend of supernatural and societal menaces.”

“One of the best casts we've seen in any series this year.”

Lovecraft Country knows how to take care of narrative business.”

“Entertaining and gripping on a scene-by-scene level.”


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