Showrunner Misha Green is working on a possible second season!
Lovecraft Country was a big hit last year, presenting the myths created by HP Lovecraft from a new perspective, while confronting the racism present in the author’s works and establishing its own story. Adapted from the book Territory Lovecraft, by Matt Ruff, the series won over many fans, who hoped that the plot would carry over into a second season.
Now, HBO boss Casey Bloys has commented on the issue, confirming that the second season of Lovecraft Country is still in development. This means that while the second season hasn’t been officially ordered, HBO is seriously considering that possibility. Thus, showrunner Misha Green is working on the development of the project, with a team of screenwriters.
While the first season is based on a book, no sequel can be tailored to follow. For this reason, Bloys emphasized that it’s important to make sure there’s a good story to tell before continuing the series (via Screenrant):
“Misha works with a small team of writers and they create a vision. She had a book to use as a basis for the first season, she and the writers wanted to go ahead and have some time and understand these bookless characters, which is the journey we would like to embark on. We all want to make sure she has a story to tell. That’s where she’s at now, working on those ideas. I have a lot of hope, just like Misha, so we give them time to work.
There may be delays in the development of the second season, as Misha Green will be responsible for writing and directing the upcoming Tomb Raider movie, making its theatrical debut. Despite this, Bloys’ speech suggests that there is a good chance that the series will actually continue and express the interest of the broadcaster.
The concern that the story has a purpose, as well as the time given to the narrative team to develop it are also good indications that HBO is very concerned with maintaining the quality of the series.
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