Season 1 of HBO’s Lovecraft Country was a critical hit and is proving to be an awards-circuit favorite. But so far, word of a Season 2 renewal is as elusive as a universe-hopping Hippolyta.
So when TVLine recently chatted with Casey Bloys, chief content officer at HBO and HBO Max, we asked him why the premium cabler hadn’t yet renewed the sci-fi drama.
Showrunner Misha Green “and her writers are currently, as we speak, trying to figure out what Season 2 would look like,” Bloys said. “Remember, Season 1 was based on a book, so you’ve got a roadmap. And especially for a show that is this big, to have that mythology and that roadmap is really, really helpful.”
The show’s Season 1 finale aired in October 2020. Lovecraft Country is up for Best Television Series — Drama at the 2021 Golden Globes. TVLine also named the series — whose ensemble includes Jonathan Majors, Jurnee Smollett and Aunjanue Ellis — as one of the 10 best dramas of 2020.
“So we, and Misha, want to be really sure that there’s a story she feels good about that we feel good about,” Bloys continued. “I am very hopeful that she’ll crack a story.”
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