Yann Demange to Direct Pilot episode For HBO Series ‘Lovecraft Country’ from Jordan Peele and J.J. Abrams
The upcoming high-profile, straight-to-series drama from HBO, Lovecraft Country, is set to be Yann Demage’s U.S. TV debut as director and executive producer. The show will come from freshly-awarded Oscar winner Jordan Peele and his Monkeypaw Productions, along with J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot and Warner Bros. Television.
Lovecraft Country, based off the 2016 novel by Matt Ruff and will be written by Misha Green, follows Atticus Black as he meets up with his friend Letitia and his Uncle George for a road trip expedition across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father. Thus begins a struggle to survive and overcome both the racial terrors of white America and the terrifying monsters from a Lovecraft classic.
Peele will executive produce alongside Green, with Bad Robot’s Abrams and Ben Stephenson.
Demange was born in Paris and raised in London, and began his career filming live concerts, and assisting on commercials and music promos. He went on to direct the series Top Boy for Channel 4, which was nominated for Best Director and Best Drama Serial BAFTAs and won Best Drama Serial at the Royal Television Society and the 2013 Broadcast Awards. His other U.K. TV credits include Man in a Box for Channel 4, five-part satirical zombie drama series Dead Set written by Charlie Brooker, and five-part BBC series Criminal Justice, which was remade by HBO as The Night Of.
Demange is currently directing the feature White Boy Rick, starring Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Bel Powley, Bruce Dern, YG and Brian Tyree Henry, for Studio 8 and Sony Pictures. He is repped by CAA, Independent Talent Group and Bloom Hergott Diemer.
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