Jordan Peele To Produce Horror/Sci-Fi Series 'Lovecraft Country' For HBO
The former MADtv and Key & Peele star is heading back to work on TV for a forthcoming HBO series.
Deadline reports Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions will partner with J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot and Warner Bros Television for Lovecraft Country.
Underground creator/producer Misha Green was tapped to write the series’ pilot and will also serve as showrunner.
HBO’s Lovecraft Country is based on Matt Ruff’s 2016 novel about the African-American character Atticus Turner searching for his missing father in Jim Crow era America.
Ironically, Ruff has said he originally crafted the concept of Lovecraft Country as a story for television – similar to The X-Files – before turning it into a book.
“When I first read Lovecraft Country I knew it had the potential to be unlike anything else on television,” said Green. “Jordan, JJ, 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.”