Lovecraft Country

2020

Series premiere. Atticus Freeman travels to his hometown of Chicago in search of his missing father.

Cast

Jamie Chung
Ji-Ah
(Actor)
Yann Demange
(Executive Producer)
Bill Carraro
(Executive Producer)
J.J. Abrams
(Executive Producer)
Aunjanue Ellis
Hippolyta Freeman
(Actor)
Jurnee Smollett
Letitia 'Leti' Lewis
(Actor)

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