Underground’s fate at WGN America is still undecided, but writer/producer, Misha Green has another project in the works while she waits for the network’s decision.
Green is teaming up with Get Out’s Jordan Peele for a new HBO series.
Deadline reports that Lovecraft Country is a one-hour drama based on Matt Ruff’s 2016 novel of the same name. The story focuses on Atticus Black, a 25-year-old searching for his missing father in 1950’s Jim Crow America. Atticus is joined by his Uncle George and friend Letitia as the group faces racist horrors. The goal for the show is to be an anthological horror series from an African-American perspective.
J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television have teamed up to produce the project, along with Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions.
Discussing the film Green said, “When I first read Lovecraft Country I knew it had the potential to be unlike anything else on television. Jordan, J.J., Bad Robot, Warner Bros and HBO are all in the business of pushing the limits when it comes to storytelling, and I am beyond thrilled to be working with them on this project.”
Green will write the pilot and act as showrunner, as well as executive produce alongside Peele, Abrams, and Ben Stephenson.