“Get Out” director Jordan Peele is set to executive produce “Lovecraft Country,” a new anthology horror series that has been ordered straight-to-series at HBO.
Based on the novel by Matt Ruff, the story follows 25-year-old Atticus Black, who joins up with his friend Letitia and his Uncle George to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America to find his missing father.
Not only must they survive and overcome the racist terrors of white America at the time, but they also must take on malevolent terrors like something out of an H.P. Lovecraft novella.
“Underground” co-creator and showrunner Misha Green will write and executive produce the series which JJ Abrams and Ben Stephenson will also executive produce for Bad Robot, Monkeypaw Productions and Warner Bros. Television.
Universal is developing Peele’s next film, an untitled social thriller, which he will write, direct, and produce based on his original idea.
Peele, out doing “Get Out” home video promotion recently, tells Collider he plans to stick to original content and work for now as opposed to hopping onboard franchises, reboots or remakes.
He indicated that is why he turned down the live-action “Akira” remake in the works at Warners, despite the original anime film being one of his favorite films.