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LOVECRAFT COUNTRY
Air Date: Sunday, August 16, 2020
Time Slot: 9:00 PM-10:08 PM EST on HBO
Episode Title: (#01/101-68) "Sundown"
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Season 1, Episode 1: "Sundown"

Debut Date: SUNDAY, AUGUST 16 (9:00-10:08 p.m. ET/PT)

Veteran and pulp-fiction aficionado Atticus Freeman (Jonathan Majors) travels from the Jim Crow South to his South Side of Chicago hometown in search of his missing father Montrose (Michael Kenneth Williams). After recruiting his uncle George (Courtney B. Vance) and childhood friend Letitia (Jurnee Smollett) to join him, the trio sets out for "Ardham," MA, where they think Montrose may have gone looking for insight into Atticus' late mother's ancestry. As they journey across the Midwest, Tic, Leti, and George encounter dangers lurking at every turn, especially after sundown.

Teleplay by Misha Green; directed by Yann Demange.

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LOVECRAFT COUNTRY (HBO)
Premieres Sunday, August 16
BROADCAST HISTORY:
8/16/20 - ???
STATUS:
new this summer (yet to premiere)
TIME SLOT:
sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (10 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from HBO's press release, July 2020) From showrunner and executive producer Misha Green, HBO's new drama series LOVECRAFT COUNTRY debuts SUNDAY, AUGUST 16 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO and will be available to stream on HBO Max. Based on the novel of the same name by Matt Ruff, the ten-episode series follows Atticus Freeman (Jonathan Majors) as he journeys with his childhood friend Letitia (Jurnee Smollett) and his uncle George (Courtney B. Vance) on a road trip from Chicago across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father Montrose (Michael Kenneth Williams). Their search-and-rescue turns into a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and monstrous creatures that could be ripped from an H.P. Lovecraft paperback.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Abbey Lee as Christina Braithwhite
· Aunjanue Ellis as Hippolyta Black
· Courtney B. Vance as George Black
· Erica Tazel as Dora Freeman
· Jamie Chung as Ji-Ah
· Jamie Neumann as Hillary
· Jonathan Majors as Atticus Black
· Jordan Patrick Smith as William
· Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Letitia "Leti" Dandridge
· Mac Brandt as Lancaster
· Michael K. Williams as Montrose Freeman
· Tony Goldwyn as Samuel Braithwhite
· Wunmi Mosaku as Rudy Dandridge
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Elizabeth Debicki as Christina Braithwhite (Originally Cast)
CREW INFORMATION:
· Ben Stephenson as EP
· Daniel Sackheim as EP
· J.J. Abrams as EP
· Jordan Peele as EP
· Matt Ruff as BOOK
· Misha Green as CRTR/EP
· Yann Demange as EP/DIR (Pilot)
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Bad Robot Productions
· Monkeypaw Productions
· Warner Bros. Television