Lovecraft Country: Season 1 (2020)


Season 1
Lovecraft Country

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Anchored by Jurnee Smollett-Bell and Jonathan Majors' heroic performances, Misha Green's Lovecraft Country is a thrilling take on Lovecraftian lore that proves the Elder Gods aren't the only thing that goes bump in the cosmos.

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Critic Ratings: 366

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Air date: Aug 16, 2020

Atticus Freeman embarks on a journey in search of his missing father, Montrose; after recruiting his uncle, George, and childhood friend, Letitia, to join him, the trio sets out for Ardham, Mass., where they think Montrose may have gone.

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Air date: Aug 23, 2020

Recovered from their terrifying night, Leti and George luxuriate in their new surroundings, while Atticus grows suspicious of their Ardham Lodge hosts who unveil cryptic plans for Atticus' role in their upcoming "Sons of Adam" ceremony.

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Air date: Aug 30, 2020

Leti turns a ramshackle Victorian on Chicago's North Side into a boarding house, an endeavor that stokes racism and awakens dormant spirits stuck in the house; George's wife, Hippolyta, presses Atticus for the full story of what happened in Ardham.

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Air date: Sep 6, 2020

After Christina shows up at her doorstep, Leti confronts Atticus about his plan to surreptitiously return to Florida; in search of missing pages to a crucial text, Leti, Tic and Montrose head to Boston, with Hippolyta and Diana along for the ride.

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Air date: Sep 13, 2020

After making a devil's bargain with William, Ruby steps into the charmed shoes of a white woman; a betrayal by Montrose unleashes Atticus' pent-up rage, leaving Leti deeply disturbed and sending Montrose into the comforting arms of his secret lover.

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Air date: Sep 20, 2020

In the throes of the Korean War, nursing student Ji-Ah crosses paths with a wounded Atticus, who has no recollection of their first encounter.

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Air date: Sep 27, 2020

Hippolyta's relentless search for answers takes her on a multidimensional journey of self-discovery; Atticus heads to St. Louis to consult an old family friend.

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Air date: Oct 4, 2020

Diana finds herself in Capt. Lancaster's crosshairs; when a visitor from the past arrives, Atticus and Leti take steps to protect their future.

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Air date: Oct 11, 2020

Leti, Tic, and Montrose travel to Tulsa in 1921 to try to save Dee.

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Air date: Oct 18, 2020

After discovering the truth about the origin of the Book of Names, Atticus and his relatives return to Ardham to cast a final spell there.

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Cast & Crew

Jonathan Majors
Atticus Black

Actor
Courtney B. Vance
George Black

Actor
Jurnee Smollett-Bell
Letitia "Leti" Lewis

Actor
Michael Kenneth Williams
Montrose Freeman

Actor
Abbey Lee
Christina Braithwhite

Actor
Chase Brown
Young Atticus Black

Actor
Aunjanue Ellis
Hippolyta Freeman

Actor
Marcus A. Griffin Jr.
Teen Atticus Black

Actor
Wunmi Mosaku
Ruby Baptiste

Actor
Jamie Harris
Eustice Hunt

Actor
Jamie Chung
Ji-Ah

Actor
Jordan Smith
William

Actor
Jada Harris
Guest Star
Michael Rose
Titus Braithwhite

Guest Star
Tony Goldwyn
Guest Star
Jordan Peele
Executive Producer
Misha Green
Executive Producer
J.J. Abrams
Executive Producer
Bill Carraro
Executive Producer
David Knoller
Executive Producer
Ben Stephenson
Executive Producer
Yann Demange
Executive Producer
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Audience Reviews for Lovecraft Country: Season 1

  • Jun 11, 2022
    I love every episode. This new series is a breath of fresh air.
  • Apr 22, 2022
    There is nothing "Lovecraftian" about this show what so ever. Even the source of magic is biblical! Now, if you're looking for a show where 1950's stereotypical white racist male jackasses repeatedly, horrifically abuse the protagonists then maybe this is the show for you.
  • Mar 18, 2022
    Its not anout HP, this show is just a bait Dont waste your time!
  • Feb 26, 2022
    I am a fan of Cosmic Horror, that genre that leaves you with a feeling of dread long after the story ends; in my opinion, it is horror in it's truest form. This series fails on every level to capture that feeling; it is nothing close to Cosmic Horror. Let's give credit where it is due: the acting was good, as were the special effects, and I must mention my favorite part of this series: the absence of the "white savior" trope. Unfortunately for the creators of this series, the mere sprinkling of Lovecraftian elements: tentacled hell-hounds and evil cultists, does not a Lovecraftian tale make. The upbeat and empowering ending to the series functions well for a fantasy/adventure story, but not for the genre of horror we were promised. At its climax, a tale of Cosmic Horror does not reward its protagonists with hope or empowerment, rather it strips them of their sanity or at the very least their feeling of safety and security in a cold, malevolent universe as the survivors realize they are mere playthings for "Elder Gods" and other cosmic forces too great for their understanding... if even that. Nothing that defines cosmic Horror was to be found in this series, unfortunately. Kudos to the cast, however.
  • Feb 06, 2022
    This was an exceptional show. The story telling was impeccable and very out of the box. It was also a very beautifully shot show. I'm really sad it was canceled due to an alleged toxic work environment. This was a big missed opportunity to make an even greater piece of art. I have to say, it was amazing to see Courtney B. Vance on screen again.
  • Jan 15, 2022
    Entertaining, engaging, interesting and reasonably well done on the whole. I did have one big nit to pick w.r.t. episode 6. 75% of the episode had Korean language dialogue with English sub-titles. All of the other episodes included Audio Description. I am visually impaired and find it very difficult to read sub-titles. Most Audio Description tracks read the sub-titles, but since there was no Audio Description provided for THIS episode I was SOL. Add to that the fact that HBOMax app on my Fire TV Cube totally obscures sub-titles with a pop-up progress/control bar whenever you pause play. Due to my visual impairment I can't read the sub-title fast enough so I must pause play to read the sub-titles. Argh. So it was impossible for me to appreciate this episode. HBOMax fail!
  • Nov 18, 2021
    I love the series and watch it repeatedly!
  • Oct 26, 2021
    An interesting take on Lovecraftian horror mixed with a social message so far black is good and White's stink. Just into the series and hope it continues.....
  • Oct 16, 2021
    Great riff on a variety of genres and topics. Engaging and illuminating, and a fresh perspective on the American experience. Loved it.
  • Sep 13, 2021
    It has nothing to do with lovecraft County, qnd everything to do with race and pandering. I am so bored of this, got two and a half episodes in and then remembered I have better things to do with my life, like cleaning my oven.

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