A week after HBO announced they were pulling the plug on “Lovecraft Country” and fans would not be getting a second season, show creator, Misha Green, inked an overall deal with Apple.
So the hope for season two remains alive…
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Green inked the deal after “a competitive bidding process for the writer/exec producer.”
Green will create and develop new TV projects exclusively for the Apple TV+ streaming platform.
“Lovecraft Country” follows Jurnee Smollett and Jonathan Majors and follows Atticus Freeman (Majors), who goes on an action-packed road trip with his friend and love interest Letitia (Smollett) and his Uncle George (Courtney B. Vance) through Jim Crow America in search of Freeman’s missing father (played by Michael Kenneth Williams).
Last week, Green trended after dropping a teaser of how season two of the show would have played out.
The teaser was a map of North America, but the states had been divided into four colors — white, gold, black and green. Green said season two would have been called “Lovecraft Country: Supremacy,” which was to begin in a new world — the “Sovereign States of America.”
“A taste of the Season 2 Bible. Wish we could have brought you #LovecraftCountry: Supremacy. Thank you to everyone who watched and engaged. 🖤✊🏾 #noconfederate,” she tweeted.
In October, she spoke with THR about her motivations for turning the novel into a series.
“I started thinking about this making the show. There are some Black people in horror, but not as much. Do I love it so much because the crazy shit is happening to white people and not Black people? Am I going to love it as much once all this crazy sh-t starts happening to Black people? Spoiler: Yes, I will,” she explained.
She added, “I’m very excited about continuing to challenge the genre space and for this idea of reclaiming genre space for people of color. There’s season after season you can do on this. There’s so much genre space that is untouched by people of color — and not just African Americans.”
Perhaps season two will be heading to Apple TV+?