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HBO has handed out a straight-to-series order for Lovecraft Country, a drama series from the Get Out writer-director.
The drama — described as an anthological horror series that reclaims genre storytelling from the African-American perspective — hails from Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions, as well as Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television.
Peele first formed Monkeypaw in 2012 while starring on the Emmy-winning Comedy Central sketch series Key & Peele.
Peele and Green will executive produce alongside Bad Robot’s J.J Abrams and Ben Stephenson.
The news of the series order comes not long after Peele’s production company set a first-look film deal with Universal Pictures, the studio behind his critical and commercial hit Get Out.
Jordan Peele is making an HBO series
Per THR, Lovecraft Country is described as “an anthological horror series that reclaims genre storytelling from the African-American perspective” and has been ordered straight to series by HBO.
Basically, this is a perfect project for him and with a home at HBO, Peele has the freedom to go as dark and challenging as he wants with the promise of production value.
Coming off the wildfire success of his directorial debut Get Out, Peele is heading to the cable network for a series adaptation of Lovecraft Country.
Peele and Green will also executive produce alongside J.J. Abrams and Ben Stephenson.
HBO has announced a straight-to-series order for “Lovecraft Country” today.
No other details from “Lovecraft Country” have been revealed as of yet, but make sure to keep checking back for more updates as they come.
“Underground” executive producer and writer, Misha Green, will pen the script for “Lovecraft Country.” Peele will also serve as an executive producer on the new series, alongside J.J Abrams and Ben Stephenson.
This news also comes at a time when Peele has more power and influence in the entertainment industry than he ever has before.
Jordan Peele is officially planning his return to television.