‘Lovecraft Country’: Michael Kenneth Williams Cast In HBO Series From Misha Green, Jordan Peele & J.J. Abrams

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‘Lovecraft Country’: Michael Kenneth Williams Cast In HBO Series From Misha Green, Jordan Peele & J.J. Abrams
Michael Kenneth Williams (The Wire) has been cast in a lead role opposite Jonathan Majors in HBO’s high-profile straight-to-series drama Lovecraft Country, from Oscar winner Jordan Peele and his Monkeypaw Productions, J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot, Misha Green and Warner Bros Television.

Penned by Green based on the 2016 novel by Matt Ruff, Lovecraft Country follows Atticus Freeman (Majors) as he joins up with his friend Letitia (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) and his Uncle George to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father. Thus 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.

Williams will play Montrose Freeman, Atticus’ father. Hard headed and secretive, he’s always believed you can’t live in a fantasy world, which is why he despises his son’s pulp novels. Most
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