Will there be a season 2 for HBO’s ‘Lovecraft Country’? Fans wonder even as season 1 leaves them in a turmoil.
‘Lovecraft Country’, the supernatural horror show based on a novel by Matt Ruff, has garnered the attention of the audience with its real and groundbreaking storyline. What really leaves us all impressed is that within a few weeks of its release, the show managed to gain huge viewership, and now they are asking for season 2!
- ‘Lovecraft Country’ Season 1 plotline
- Will there be a season 2?
- Who would return to the show?
- What can we expect from season 2 of ‘Lovecraft Country’?
What happened in season 1?
‘Lovecraft Country’ Season 1 is based in 1950’s America. The story revolves around Atticus Freeman, a Korean war veteran who returns to his hometown in Chicago. Upon his stay in Chicago, he comes to know that his estranged father is held as a hostage in Massachusetts.
He then decides to free his father and travel across the country along with his uncle, George, and childhood best friend, Letitia. Atticus, along with the help of the other two, successfully managed to rescue his father from a cult, known as the “Sons of Adam”. It is later revealed that the cult was targeting Atticus because he is the last heir of their founder Titus Braithwaite, and is their hope towards opening the Garden of Eden. Towards the end of the season, Christina sucks on Atticus’s blood to become immortal, but she is obstructed by Ji-Ah, a Kumiho Atticus met in South Korea.
What do we know about the release of season 2?
There is no official news by the makers of the show about the renewal of the series yet. However, in a conversation with “Rolling Stone”, the creator of the series, Misha Green, opened up about her plans for the upcoming season: “I’m excited about exploring season two and what we have in mind.”
She further added that the production team is already in talks with HBO for the renewal of the series and that she has content worth creating 20 more seasons.
In an interview with “Deadline”, she talked about not letting her viewers down,
“I mean, it would be so wrong to folks, the way episode ten ends, to not do another season”.
Well, this does raise our hopes about the production of the second season of ‘Lovecraft Country’.
How many similar faces will be there in season 2?
There is not much suspense as to who will return to the show. We already know that Tic is dead and even Jonathan Majors, the actor who portrayed Atticus, confirmed the same in a conversation with “Entertainment Weekly”.
“He’s dead. I thought that’s the way it should be. It is the most organic ending to Atticus in a way. It’s interesting because I remember I thought while shooting it, ‘This is the episode where he’s at peace for the first time’. At least I have a line that says, ‘I don’t want to die, mama’, and she says, ‘It is what you have to do. It is your position because of fate, because of our legacy, because of our family’. And he passes it on. It’s living in Leti. It’s living in baby George, potentially. Then, I task my father with it – of how to live better and don’t make the same mistakes we did. So he lives on, like all people do, through other people.”
When “Entertainment Weekly” questioned him about his return to the show, he said,
“If the angels that be, see fit that I continue in some twist, however, they’re going to do it, then that’s what they’ve ordained and that’s what I would do. If they even creak the door open, I’d bang that bitch down to get back into this world and play with this family”.
Well, now that’s the optimistic attitude we have been rooting for. Don’t you all think the same?
What is the bar set for season 2?
The creator of the show, Mitch Green, spoke about the possible storyline for season Lovecraft Country 2 in an interview with “Deadline”.
“With the finale, I wanted to bring the arc of the first season to a close, while opening a door to the next. I envision a second season that carries on the spirit of Matt Ruff’s novel [of the same name] by continuing to reclaim the genre storytelling space that people of colour have typically been left out of.”
We don’t mind any more connections to Matt Ruff’s novel. Do we? After all, it is because of that novel we have such high interest in this series.
What are the characters that you hope to bring back from the dead? Do you wish for Atticus to come back? Let us know in the comment sections below.