Watch the trailer for Jordan Peele’s new horror series, Lovecraft Country

The show, set in the segregated America of the 1950s, is also executive produced by JJ Abrams

The first full-length trailer for Lovecraft Country, a new series from producers Jordan Peele and JJ Abrams, has finally been unveiled, and it’s as full of horrors – both human and supernatural – as you might expect.

Adapted by the writer – and Underground co-creator – Misha Green, from Matt Ruff’s 2016 novel of the same name, Lovecraft Country follows Atticus Black (Jonathan Majors) as he travels across 1950s Jim Crow-era America, alongside his friend Letitia (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) and uncle George Black (Courtney B. Vance).

Along the way, the characters navigate encounters with human racists, as well as monsters and paranormal events inspired by the mythologies of H. P. Lovecraft (think: ghosts, cults, and plenty of tentacles).

Last month, Jordan Peele debuted the second season of his Twilight Zone reboot, which also stars Jurnee Smollett-Bell, alongside Sky Ferreira. The Get Out director’s Candyman reboot was also set to premiere last month, but has been pushed back to October 16 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Lovecraft Country will air on HBO from August 16. Watch the new trailer in the video above.