Jurnee Smollett talks about her role in the new HBO horror drama that has everyone talking

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Jurnee Smollet in Lovecraft Country.
Jurnee Smollet in Lovecraft Country.
Photo: Showmax

The first four episodes of HBO's brand new horror drama Lovecraft Country just dropped on Showmax. Based on the 2017 World Fantasy Award-nominated cult novel by Matt Ruff, Lovecraft Country is exec produced by Oscar winner Jordan Peele (Get Out, Us) and Emmy winner JJ Abrams (Star Wars, Super 8), with Misha Green (Underground) as the showrunner and co-creator.

In the 1950s, Atticus, a young African American, sets out on a road trip with his childhood friend Letitia and his uncle George to find his missing father. This catapults the three into a struggle for survival against the dual terrors of Jim Crow-era America and terrifying monsters that could be ripped from a paperback written by pulpy horror author, HP Lovecraft.

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