There is little doubt that the 1950s was a dangerous time in America. However, the first trailer for the series adaptation of Lovecraft Country confirms that the monsters were real and it's not that easy to defeat them.
The trailer opens with Vietnam veteran Atticus Black coming home and realizing that his father has gone missing. He then teams up with his friend Letitia Dandridge and his uncle George Black to help him find the man in what he describes as "Lovecraft Country." We already know it's going to be a dangerous journey for the three but the teaser reveals that people aren't the only things to be scared of. Monsters are very real and they are waiting for the trio in Lovecraft Country.
The upcoming series is based on Matt Ruff's novel of the same name and will star Captive State's Johnathan Majors, Courtney B. Vance of Terminator Genisys, and Birds of Prey actress Jurnee Smollett-Bell. The show was created by Misha Green and includes Jordan Peele and J.J. Abrams as the executive producers.
The synopsis for Lovecraft Country reads as follows:
"The series follows Atticus Freeman (Jonathan Majors) as he joins up with his friend Letitia (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) and his Uncle George (Courtney B. Vance) to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father (Michael Kenneth Williams). This begins a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and the terrifying monsters that could be ripped from a Lovecraft paperback."
Lovecraft Country has not yet been given an official release date. However, the series is set to premiere on HBO in August.