This Friday was announced won’t be getting a second season of HBO’s Lovecraft Country.
Lovecraft Country is based on Matt Ruff’s 2016 book, it’s set in the 1950s. Follows an Army soldier called Atticus on a mission to find his lost father in Jim Crow-era America.
Jonathan Majors play Atticus, by side with Jurnee Smollett, Michael Kenneth Williams, and Courtney B. Vance.
“We will not be moving forward with the second season of Lovecraft Country. 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.”HBO said in the statement.
The creator Misha Green revealed today after the cancelation of the acclaimed horror drama: “A very very different America was going to be unveiled in Season 2 of Lovecraft Country”.
A couple of hours after the notice, Green took to social media to paint a picture of what might have been.
The series’ only season premiered in August 2020, but the decision not to continue with the series is not entirely surprising.
HBO’s Lovecraft Country was based on Matt Ruff’s standalone novel, and HBO has made similar decisions with other series.
“Lovecraft Country” the first season had an average of 0,19 in the 18-49 population and 7,42 million viewers. The series rated sixth in comparison to the other current scripted HBO TV shows.