Jordan Peele is going to bring his brand of horror to the small screen.
Huffpost reports that The Get Out writer and director announced via Twitter that he will be creating a Jim Crow Era horror series, based on Matt Ruff’s novel “Lovecraft Country”. The novel is about a 1950s road trip set through the Jim Crow South. Peele has mentioned that he will be bringing more of a social thriller/horror/sci-fi feel to the adaptation, much like Peele’s Get Out.
J.J. Abrams will be signed on as one of the show’s executive producers. Additionally, “Underground” creator Mischa Green will be the writer for the series.
Green has talked about the upcoming series to Deadline, expressing excitement to the project.
“When I first read ‘Lovecraft Country’ I knew it had the potential to be unlike anything else on television. Jordan, JJ, Bad Robot, Warner Bros and HBO are all in the business of pushing the limits when it comes to storytelling, and I am beyond thrilled to be working with them on this project,” she added.
Deadline also reports that the goal of the series is an “anthological horror series that reclaims genre storytelling from the African-American perspective.”