Jordan Peele Is Teaming Up With J.J. Abrams For An HBO Show

Lovecraft Country will be Peele’s follow up to Get Out.

Jordan Peele Is Teaming Up With J.J. Abrams For An HBO Show Jordan Peele at SXSW in 2016.   Mike Windle / Getty Images

Following the massive success of Get Out, Jordan Peele is bringing his talents back to the small screen. Deadline reported Tuesday that the writer-director-actor is teaming up with J.J. Abrams to adapt the Matt Ruff novel Lovecraft Country. The hour-long show already has a straight-to-season order from HBO, with the pilot being written by Underground showrunner Misha Green.

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The show, which Peele described in a tweet as "social thriller/horror/sci fi," will follow Atticus Black as he goes on a road trip through 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father. Like Get Out, the show will examine the terror of being black in white spaces.

May 16, 2017
Jordan Peele Is Teaming Up With J.J. Abrams For An HBO Show