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Lovecraft Country - Michael Kenneth Williams Joins HBO's Horror Anthology

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Michael Kenneth Williams (The Wire, Hap & Leonard, The Night Of) has joined the cast of HBO's Lovecraft Country, an upcoming horror anthology from Jordan Peele, J.J. Abrams, Misha Green, and Warner Bros Television. The role will be a leading one per Deadline. The TV adaptation is written by Green (Underground) which is based on the 2016 novel by Matt Ruff.

Lovecraft Country follows Atticus Black (Jonathan Majors) as he joins up with his friend Letitia (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) 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.

Williams will play Montrose Freeman, Atticus' father. Hard-headed and secretive, he's always believed you can't live in a fantasy world, which is why he despises his son’s pulp novels. Most of the books on his shelf are nonfiction, history, and political theory. The guys at the local bar call him a communist, but today we’d just call him conscious.


Kenneth Williams joins previously announced cast Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Jonathan Majors, Wunmi Mosaku, Courtney B. Vance, Aunjanue Ellis and Elizabeth Debicki.
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