I just finished watching the whole series, with the finale last night. Jurnee Smollet, Michael K Williams were so good. Part of what made the series good was their chemistry and onscreen relationship. Aunjanue Ellis was so good too.
Even the few times the plot went places I couldn't follow, I so enjoyed just watching it.
The episode set in Korea was riveting!
I just watched the finale last night.
I agree with your take on the series as a whole.
The finale episode felt kind of rushed compared to a lot of the rest of the series. A lot seemed to have been crammed into that editing kaleidoscope of images of different characters with dramatic music playing. I also would have preferred if the final scene (the one with Diana and Christina) had had more of a redemptive, rather than retributive, feeling to it. Interestingly, I see that that episode has the lowest IMDb rating of the show, so maybe a lot of other people who otherwise liked the show overall had similar feelings.
We will not be moving forward with a second season of Lovecraft Country. 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.
After news of the cancellation broke on July 2, Green shared an image from the production bible for the show’s second season, which according to her tweet, would have been called Lovecraft Country: Supremacy. Green’s vision for the second season took place in a new country grafted onto a map of the United States, called the “Sovereign States of America.” The map is divided into the “Tribal Nations of the West” spanning from Michigan to California, the “Whitelands” stretching roughly through the Rust Belt down to El Paso, the “New Negro Republic” situated in the South, and the “Jefferson Commonwealth” in the Northeast.
It calls to mind the post-American dystopias of The Hunger Games or The Handmaid’s Tale, but with a focus on the nation’s history of white-supremacist racial violence, Confederates, and segregation. Deadline reported that the dystopian map was just one section of “a more than 75-page Bible that was created for a second season of Lovecraft Country,” which we now won’t get to see. Or at least not on HBO, anyway.