Official Poster and August Premiere Date Unveiled for HBO's "Lovecraft Country"

Lovecraft Country Poster Premiere Date

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From showrunner and executive producer Misha Green, we've learned today that HBO’s new drama series "Lovecraft Country" will debut on August 16th at 9pm ET on HBO and will be available to stream on HBO Max.

A new piece of poster art was also unveiled today and can be seen below.

Based on the novel of the same name by Matt Ruff, the ten-episode series follows Atticus Freeman (Jonathan Majors) as he journeys with his childhood friend Letitia (Jurnee Smollett) and his uncle George (Courtney B. Vance) on a road trip from Chicago across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father Montrose (Michael Kenneth Williams). Their search-and-rescue turns into a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and monstrous creatures that could be ripped from an H.P. Lovecraft paperback.

The series also stars Aunjanue Ellis ("When They See Us"), Abbey Lee (Mad Max: Fury Road), Jada Harris ("The Resident"), Wunmi Mosaku (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them), Jamie Chung ("Once Upon a Time"), Jamie Neumann (HBO’s "The Deuce"), Jordan Patrick Smith ("Vikings") and Tony Goldwyn ("Scandal").

"Lovecraft Country" is executive produced by Misha Green, J.J. Abrams, Jordan Peele, Bill Carraro, Yann Demange (who also directed Episode 1), Daniel Sackheim (who also directed Episodes 2 and 3) and David Knoller (executive producer on Episode 1).