'Lovecraft Country' Cancelled by HBO
The network has confirmed the show will not be back for Season 2
Published Jul 02, 2021Despite rave reviews, Lovecraft Country has been cancelled at HBO.
Today the network confirmed there will be no Season 2 of Misha Green's show at the network.
"We will not be moving forward with a second season of Lovecraft Country," HBO said in a statement to Deadline. "We are grateful for the dedication and artistry of the gifted cast and crew, and to Misha Green, who crafted this groundbreaking series. And to the fans, thank you for joining us on this journey."
At this point, it's unclear why the show has got the axe. But Season 1 hit some impressive audience numbers at HBO, with the finale getting some 1.5 million viewers upon release. By the time the show ended in October, the premiere episode had also crossed the 10 million viewers mark, Deadline points out.
Critics and fans alike were also quick to embrace the series, which was produced by J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot and Jordan Peele's Monkeypaw Productions.
So by the looks of things the cancellation may all be due to the fact that Season 1 was based on Matt Ruff's book of the same name. So instead of going all Big Little Lies on us and taking the show off in some direction not already explored as a novel, HBO maybe decided it best to end Lovecraft Country on a high note.
After all, things didn't exactly go well for Big Little Lies Season 2.