Jordan Peele is set to produce a new series for HBO called Lovecraft Country, according to a report from Variety.
The series is based on a horror anthology by Matt Ruff, and follows a man name Atticus Black in search of his father. The series brings together the horrors of Jim Crow America in the 1950s and the horrors of ancient evils and dark cults like those in author H.P. Lovecraft’s stories.
The show will be executive produced by Peele alongside J.J. Abrams and Ben Stephenson, while Misha Green will write and executive produce the series following her work on Underground, Helix, and the Spartacus series.
Jordan Peele is on fire
Following the success of the Comedy Central show Key & Peele, Jordan Peele has been hard at work. His latest success is the indie horror-thriller Get Out, which he wrote, directed, and produced. The film has grossed almost $215 million on a $4.5 million budget since its release at the end of February.
Since then, Peele has signed a “first look” deal with Universal, and right now he’s working with the company on another original thriller. We can expect to see a lot more from him in the near future.
As for Lovecraft Country itself, it could prove a good follow-up for HBO’s first season of True Detective and fans who dug the Lovecraftian elements of that. No release date has been set.