Lovecraft Country release date: When is Lovecraft Country out?

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Lovecraft Country on HBO and Sky Atlantic starring Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Jonathan Majors and Abbey Lee. The series is based on the book of the same name by Matt Ruff and Jordan Peele, Green, J. J. Abrams, and Ben Stephenson all serve as executive producers on the show. has everything you need to know about the series.

When is Lovecraft Country out?

After more than two years of waiting, the highly anticipated horror series, Lovecraft Country has been given a release date.

The series will premiere on Sunday, August 16 on HBO in the US.

US fans can watch the series as it airs live on HBO or stream the show via HBO’s various on-demand platforms.

Thankfully, the series will air the following day (Monday, August 17) on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV in the UK.

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UK viewers will be able to watch the series as it airs live on Sky Atlantic and on the Sky Go app.

Alternatively, you can sign up to a seven day free trial of NOW TV to watch weekly episodes of Lovecraft Country.

After the trial has expired you can subscribe to NOW TV from £7.99 per month.

There are 10 episodes in the horror series, airing weekly on both sides of the Atlantic.

What is Lovecraft Country about?

Lovecraft Country is based on the 2016 dark fantasy horror novel of the same name by Matt Ruff.

The original novel explores the relationship between the work of early 20th-century horror author HP Lovecraft and racism in the United Stated during the Jim Crow Laws.

The screen adaption follows the story of black sci-fi fan Atticus Turner (played by Jonathan Majors) and his family.

The synopsis for Lovecraft Country teases: “Atticus Black joins up with his friend Letitia (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) and his Uncle George (Courtney B. Vance) to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father.

“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 [HP] Lovecraft paperback.

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Who is in the cast of Lovecraft Country?

Up and Coming actor, Jonathan Majors leads the cast of Lovecraft Country as Atticus Black.

Black is a Korean war veteran who is a die-hard fan of horror author HP Lovecraft.

Viewers may recognise Majors as David in Spike Lee’s recent war film, Da 5 Bloods.

He has also appeared in the films Jungleland, Gully and Captive State.

Birds of Prey star Jurnee Smollett-Bell portrays Letitia ‘Leti’ Dandridge, Atticus’ close friend.


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Luther’s Wunmi Mosaku portrays Ruby Dandridge, Leti’s half-sister in Lovecraft Country.

True Blood’s Aunjaune Ellis takes on the role of Hippolyta Black, Atticus’ aunt and The Wire’s Michael K Williams plays Atticus’s father, Montrose.

Vikings star Jordan Patrick Smith stars as William in the series, alongside Justified’s Erica Tazel as Dora Freeman.

Also in the series is Abbey Lee as Christina Braithwaite, Courtney B.Vance as George Black, Jamie Harris as Eustace Hunt, Jamie Neumann as Hilary and Jamie Chung as Ji-Ah.

Lovecraft Country premieres Sunday, August 16 on HBO and Monday, August 17 on Sky Atlantic

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