HBO has confirmed in a statement that Lovecraft Country will not be returning for a second season.
HBO has announced that their hit horror drama series, Lovecraft Country, will not be returning for a second season. The decision comes at a time when many fans are expecting a renewal of the show because of its well received first season. The series was first released in August 2020. Lovecraft Country season 1 had received positive reviews from both audiences and critics alike. The series was hailed for its unique blend of a fictional period drama with horror, fantasy and sci-fi.
An HBO spokesperson said in a statement that the streaming platform would not be moving forward with the second season of Lovecraft Country. He also added that the company is grateful for the dedication and artistry showcased by the cast, crew and especially to Misha Green, the creator of this groundbreaking series. The entertainment company also extended their gratitude towards the fans who joined them on this journey.
Lovecraft Country is based on a book of the same name by Matt Ruff. The horror drama series followed the journey of two childhood friends across America in the 1950s in search of a missing father. They had to travel throughout the country at a time when the Jim Crow laws were active. The law enforced racial segregation in the Souther United States.
The series starred Jurnee Smollet-Bell, Aunjanue Ellis, Abby Lee, Jonathan Majors and Micheal Kenneth Williams in lead roles. The series was executive produced by JJ Abrams, Jordan Peele, Yann Demange, Daniel Sackheim, Bill Carraro, David Knoller and Misha Green. The latter was also the showrunner for Lovecraft Country.