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SDCC: A New Trailer For HBO's Lovecraft Country Has Arrived

HBO's new horror TV show, Lovecraft Country, has debuted a brand new trailer.


We still have a bit of a wait for the Comic-Con@Home panel for HBO's new show, Lovecraft Country, which is scheduled for July 25 at 4PM PT / 7PM ET, but a new trailer has been released to make time pass just a little bit faster.

The show, which has been developed for TV by Misha Green (Underground) and will be produced by J.J. Abrams and Jordan Peele, is based on the 2016 novel of the same name by Matt Ruff. It focuses on Atticus (Jonathan Majors), a Korean war veteran trying to navigate segregated 1950s America in search of a family legacy and his missing father, Montrose (Michael Kenneth Williams). Check out the trailer now.

Joining Atticus is Letitia (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) and his Uncle George (Courtney B. Vance), who follow him through an escalating horrific road trip to the heart of "Lovecraft country," the real life area in New England that was fictionalized and used by H.P. Lovecraft as the setting of many of his novels. It's roughly around Essex County Massachusetts on an actual map, but in Lovecraft stories, you'll recognize it from names and locations like Arkham and Miskatonic University.

The trailer takes an extended look at some of the nightmares Atticus and his companions face, from racist police and white supremacist secret societies to genuine eldrich monstrosities that chase them through the woods. Suffice it to say, it's actually difficult to tell which is more of a threat as the trailer escalates--the shotgun toasting sheriff, or the Cthulhu-like creature trying to flip their car.

Lovecraft Country premieres on HBO August 26.

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