No Season 2 for the acclaimed drama.
July 2, 2021
It is being reported that HBO has cancelled Lovecraft Country after just one season. The sad news comes eight months after the supernatural horror drama wrapped its freshman outing, and comes as a bit of a surprise considering its strong performance.
The show's first season appeared to be a success for the cable network. Critics were mostly in agreement in their acclaim for the series, and ratings were solid on both linear and digital platforms. Its final episode drew 1.5 million viewers - the most of its 10-episode run - and on HBO Max the show made it to the top spot among all its other originals, with its debut episode being viewed roughly 10 million times.
The decision to end the series seemed to come down to the fact that it is based on a single book. While there were reports earlier this year that showrunner Misha Green was exploring ideas to continue the story, it looks like the cable network ultimately opted against it.
Based on Matt Ruff's novel of the same name, Lovecraft Country follows Atticus Black, who meets up with his friend Letitia and his Uncle George to embark on a trip across the segregated United States in the 1950s in search of his missing father. This leads to a fight for survival and a struggle to overcome the racist terrors of white America as well as supernatural monsters that could be straight out of a Lovecraft paperback.
07/08/21 at 09:03pm
I liked this show. I am surprised at the number of people saying it was racist. I assume they are white people, because most black people were told stories, or know someone who experienced some of the things shown on this show. There were Sundown Laws where Blacks had to be out of town by a certain time. There were stores that wouldn't hire black workers. There were Green Books that told you where it was safe to stay. There were white people that would try to get you to move because they didn't want blacks in their neighborhood. This isn't racist this is realistic. Why are white people so resistant to seeing or learning real history? It happened and it is not racist to say it happened.
07/08/21 at 07:54pm
So let me get this straight. There's only one book, so there's only one season? What the heck do writers do? Do they have any type of imagination? Why is a second book needed to continue the story? What is going on in Movie land? Obviously not orginality!
07/06/21 at 00:45am
They will never let my master Cthulhu glorify the screen. I was looking forward to exploring ore Lovcraftian horrors and to behold my master Cthulhu on the screen in all their awakened glory...but they will never let it happen. NEVER! :'(
07/05/21 at 07:58pm
Ratings are in the end the only thing that gets a new season. This show started out with 10 million views and ended with 800 thousand. Scroll down to all the woke shows that get canned they all do .so go ahead and word salad anything you want rrb doesn't change the fact .hbo said no to bad tv .and them putting the jefferson's theam song in episode 2 was out of place .and in bad taste the writing on that show was excellent
07/05/21 at 01:57pm
@rbb Thank you for your post!! And yes, this did not need a second season. They did the same thing with "Under the Dome" It was supposed to be a 1 and done Summer show and ended up ruining it with the stupid renewal.
07/04/21 at 11:09am
Historical references to racism is not racist. The show did not celebrate racism, it did the opposite. If anything, it provoked thought and insight into a dark history here in the US, which still to a lesser degree still exists. The inability to distinguish the difference between racism and the historical references of racism is astounding and hypersensitive. It also shows poor insight. Having said that, I did like the show; however, I wasn’t quite sure how it could continue forward. I think it’s conclusion after a single season was a good decision.
07/04/21 at 09:34am
Wow looking at what they were planning with season 2. I'm so happy hbo said hell no with this racist woke garbage
07/03/21 at 04:04pm
Good. This was a disgusting racist show. I dont care what color you are...what a shame the show did.
07/03/21 at 07:30am
I'm in total agreement with everything Shawn wrote in his comments. My only add-on? This show probably cost a fortune to produce per episode, and the producers, probably thought it best to leave on a positive note.I still find it strange that the showrunners only brought one book out of the series, and didn't option the others.
07/03/21 at 00:39am
"Critics were mostly in agreement in their acclaim for the series"
Television/film critics today would praise footage of a dog turd being swarmed by flies if there was some way to squeeze social media credit out of it.
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