HBO’s upcoming Lovecraft Country has added three new members to its cast. Joining the production are Tony Winner Courtney B. Vance (American Crime Story: The People vs. OJ Simpson) as George Black, Aunjanue Ellis (Quantico) as his wife Hippolyta Black, and Elizabeth Debicki (The Tale) as the mysterious Christina Braithwhite.

“Lovecraft Country, is based on the 2016 novel by Matt Ruff. Set in 1954, the show follows the life and travels of Atticus Black, an African American veteran returning home to Chicago from the Korean War. When he and his family discover that his father has gone missing, Atticus, hits the road along with up with his friend Letitia and his Uncle George to find him. As they trek across Jim Crow America, the trio are pitted against racists, lynch mobs, cultists and shoggoths in what turns out to be a story of cosmic proportions. It’ll take all of their courage and wits, but with a little luck they just might survive Lovecraft Country.

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The trio join an already superb cast, which includes Jonathan Majors (Hostiles) as Atticus Black, Jurnee Smollett-Bell (Underground), as Letitia “Leti” Dandridge, and Wunmi Mosaku (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them) as Rudy Dandridge.

Written by Underground creator and show-runner Misha Green, Lovecraft Country is a joint production of Jordan Peele’s (Get Out) Monkeypaw Productions, J.J. Abrams’ (Star Wars:The Force Awakens) Bad Robot, Misha Green and Warner Bros Television.

As someone who’s read the book I can tell you there is a lot to be excited about with this show. Lovecraft Country is the postmodern deconstruction of H.P. Lovecraft’s text and themes that you have been waiting for! To borrow a phrase from The Cabin In The Woods, it’s a loving hate letter to the worlds H.P. Lovecraft and the underlying racism that pervades his fiction. It seamlessly blends the grounded horror of life in Jim Crow America with abstracted cosmic terror. Any horror fanatic who’s ever felt uncomfortable with the author is going to find a lot to love with this series.