HBO gives sneak peak at ‘Lovecraft Country’ series, filmed in Mount Morris

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MT. MORRIS, Ill. (WTVO) — HBO has just released a first look at “Lovecraft Country”, which was partially filmed in Mt. Morris’ White Pines State Park last year.

The sneak peek comes as part of a just released HBO promo reel for the premium cable outlet’s shows coming in 2020.

The series’ production company filmed scenes in White Pines State Park in July 2018.

The crew also filmed in the Chicago suburb of Elburn.

“Lovecraft Country” is based on a novel by Matt Ruff, who in turn was inspired by the writings of horror author H.P. Lovecraft, and tells the story of “22-year-old army veteran Atticus Black as he joins up with his friend Letitia and his Uncle George to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father. This 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,” according to Wikipedia.

“Lovecraft Country” stars Jonathan Majors, Courtney B. Vance, and Jurnee Smollett-Bell, and is produced by Jordan (“Get Out”) Peele and J.J. Abrams.

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