In many ways, Misha Green‘s HBO series “Lovecraft Country” was already a departure from Matt Ruff’s source material, adapting most of the storylines present in the book but offering a new perspective, new resonance, and some bold new approaches to the novel. If there’s ever a second season, well, Green and the team will be heading into uncharted waters entirely.
So will there be a second season of “Lovecraft Country,” you ask? A second season hasn’t yet been given the official green light, but HBO is “hopeful” that it will come together.
HBO’s Casey Bloys tells Deadline this week, “Misha is working with a small team of writers and they’re coming up with a take. She had a book to go on in the first season, she and the writers wanted to go off and take some time to go out and figure out without a book with these characters, what’s the journey we want to go on.
“We all want to be sure she’s got a story to tell. That’s where she is right now, working on those ideas. I’m very hopeful, as is Mischa, so we’re giving them the time to work.”
The debut season of “Lovecraft Country” ended with major deaths and the supernatural banning of white people from ever using magic again, bringing closure to the storyline and suggesting a better future for the surviving characters. Green had recently told Deadline, “I envision a second season that carries on the spirit of Matt Ruff’s novel by continuing to reclaim the genre storytelling space that people of color have typically been left out of.”
More as we learn it.