Lovecraft Country's creator shares vision for cancelled season 2
The second outing would've been titled Lovecraft Country: Supremacy and featured zombies.
Lovecraft Country creator Misha Green has shared some interesting plot details about the cancelled second season of her acclaimed sci-fi drama.
The show, which was based on Matt Ruff’s 2016 novel of the same name, was officially axed by HBO last Friday nine months after the season finale aired in October 2020.
Green took to Twitter over the weekend to give fans what she described as a “a taste of the Season 2 Bible.”
Titled Lovecraft Country: Supremacy, she revealed it would’ve been set in a version of the USA called The Sovereign States of America which has been divided into four main territories.
She expanded on one in particular, noting that the central Whitelands is inhabited by zombies which somehow appeared as a result of a major spell cast last season.
“The Whitelands is a territory that is completely overrun by zombies — most of them of the slower variety, but with pockets of fast-moving zombies too,” Green wrote.
“One price of ‘The Origin’ spell was the creation of a zombie population. Years into the epidemic, a joint effort was undertaken to corral the zombies into one location in the center of the US."
It’s not clear which year Supremacy would’ve taken place but such a radically different setting suggests that it would’ve featured a whole new cast.
Set during the 1950s, the first season of Lovecraft Country followed Korean War vet Atticus (Jonathan Majors) and his old friend Lettie (Jurnee Smollet) as they battle against a secret magic cult intent on achieving immortality and terrifying monsters.
Aunjanue Ellis, Wunmi Mosaku, Jamie Chung, Abbey Lee, Jada Harris, Courtney B. Vance and Michael K. Williams also starred.
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