HBO has opted not to return Misha Green’s horror series Lovecraft Country for a second season.
Produced by Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions, JJ Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television Studios, the series was based on Matt Ruff’s 2016 novel of the same name and tackled a blend of horror, sci-fi, historical drama, social commentary and the works of Cthulhu Mythos creator H.P. Lovecraft.
Jonathan Majors headed the cast as a young black man travelling across 1950s America in search of his missing father and facing both racist horrors and supernatural ones. Jurnee Smollett and Aunjanue Ellis also starred.
The show’s cancellation will no doubt come as a surprise to some, given the widespread acclaim that the show received during its first season in 2020.
Showrunner Green took to social media to share plans for what had been in development for the show’s second season, which would have been titled Lovecraft Country: Supremacy, following new of its cancellation.
“Thank you to everyone who watched and engaged,” she wrote.
HBO meanwhile released a statement to US trade Deadline that said: We are grateful for the dedication and artistry of the gifted cast and crew, and to Misha Green, who crafted this groundbreaking series. And to the fans, thank you for joining us on this journey.”