Fans love “Lovecraft Country,” one of the most popular shows of 2020 starring Journey Smollett and Jonathan Majors, but it can’t seem to get the love from HBO.
network confirmation of deadline That the show would not get a Season 2 despite the popularity of the 10-episode season.
“We will not be moving forward with a second season of Lovecraft Country,” HBO said in a statement. “We are grateful to the talented cast and crew for the dedication and artistry, and to Misha Green, who has created this phenomenal series. And to the fans, thank you for joining us on this journey.”
The show is produced and executive produced by showrunner Green and produced by JJ Abrams’ Bad Robot and Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions. Majors stars as Atticus Freeman, who travels to 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father with pal Letitia (Smollett).
As Deadline reported, the Season 1 finale of “Lovecraft Country” reached 1.5 million viewers, marking the most-watched new episode of HBO Max’s original series. By October, the premiere episode had garnered 10 million viewers.
Season 1 had a book by Matt Ruff as source material, but Deadline reported that the decision to end the show was based, at least in part, on the fact that there was no roadmap—though Greene did not mention the plot of Season 2. shared ideas With outlets in October.
Green said, “I envision a second season that carries forward the spirit of Matt Ruff’s novel, continuing to reclaim the genre’s storytelling space that was usually left to people of color. is.”
“Lovecraft Country” received a Golden Globe nomination for Best TV Series, Drama, but ultimately lost to “The Crown”.