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Lovecraft Country - Abbey Lee Joins Cast Replacing Elizabeth Debicki; Jamie Chung & Jordan Patrick Smith to Recur in HBO Series

(from left to right: Abbey Lee, Jamie Chung, Jordan Patrick Smith)

Abbey Lee (The Dark Tower, Neon Demon) has joined the cast of HBO's Lovecraft Country in a series regular role per Deadline's exclusive. Lee takes on the role originally to be played by Elizabeth Debicki.

Additionally, Jamie Chung (The Gifted, Once Upon a Time) and Jordan Patrick Smith (Vikings, Unbroken, Neighbors) have been cast in recurring roles in the HBO series from Misha Green, Jordan Peele's Monkeypaw Productions, J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot, and Warner Bros Television.

Daniel Sackheim (NYPD Blue, Game of Thrones, Better Call Saul, Ozark, The Man in the High Castle, The Leftovers) has also joined the series as an executive producer and director.

Lovecraft Country is written by Misha 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.

Lee will play Christina Braithwhite, the only daughter of the leader of a secret order calling themselves the "Sons of Adam," she's gone to great lengths to earn her father's respect, to no avail. She's going to pave her own path to power, and she's going to use Atticus and his family to do it.

Chung will play Ji-Ah, a seemingly naive nursing student who is thrust into active service when war breaks out, and a rash of soldier disappearances suggests she is more than what she seems.

Smith will play William. Blonde-haired, blue-eyed, he's the perfect specimen for the Aryan race. He's Christina's henchmen, lover, bodyguard, spy, and anything else she needs him to be when she needs him to be it.


Abbey Lee, Jamie Chung and Jordan Patrick Smith join previously announced cast Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Jonathan Majors, Wunmi Mosaku, Courtney B. Vance, Aunjanue Ellis, Michael Kenneth Williams and Jamie Harris.

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