There’s two sides to every breakup, and showrunner Misha Green shares hers after HBO announced it lovecraft country will not return for a season 2.
While HBO’s statement about Friday’s cancellation gave the appearance of a mutual parting of ways, Green went to Twitter to suggest she had plans for a sequel season that HBO may not have approved, complete with a map of a new kind of America. “A taste of Season 2’s Bible,” her tweet read. “I wish we could have brought you lovecraft country: supremacy. Thanks to everyone who watched and helped. #noconfederate”
The map – which you can see below – indicates that Season 2 “starts in a new world, and that new world is a country where the United States was.” The “Sovereign States of America” are divided into four distinct zones: the New Negro Republic to the south, the Jefferson Commonwealth to the northeast, and the Whitelands in the middle between them, with the Tribal Nations of the West occupying the western half of the United States. dominate the country.
— Misha Green (@MishaGreen) July 3, 2021
Set in the 1950s, lovecraft country followed an army veteran named Atticus (played by Da 5 Bloods’ Jonathan Majors) while searching for his missing father (The wire‘s Michael Kenneth Williams) in Jim Crow-era America. The hybrid genre series was based on Matt Ruff’s 2016 novel of the same name. Season 1 ended with more than a few open-ended stories, including a scenario where white people could no longer use magic.
Both lovecraft country drama and book drew heavily on the work of sci-fi/horror writer HP Lovecraft, of whom Atticus is a fan – despite the author’s well-documented racism. The cast also included Courtney B. Vance (The People v. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story), Aunjanue Ellis (Quantico), Jurnee Smollett (Underground), Wunmi Mosaku (Luther), Tony Goldwyn (Scandal) and Jaime Chung (There was once).
“We are not moving forward with a second season of” Lovecraft Country,” HBO said in a statement. “We are grateful for the dedication and artistry of the gifted cast and crew, and for Misha Green, who created this groundbreaking series. And to the fans, thank you for joining us on this journey.”
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