1Magic has recently premiered a slew of critically acclaimed international shows to cover you with awesome entertainment throughout the week. One of the fan faves is Lovecraft Country, an American horror drama television series.
Airing on Mondays at 21:30 on 1Magic, the lauded show is based on the 2016 best-selling novel of the same name. The show boasts a stellar cast that includes amongst others Jurnee Smollett and Jonathan Majors. And because we always want to make sure to serve you the hottest international shows hot on the heels of production, you'll be glad to know that the debut season kicked off in 2020 in the States. It lands on your screens before you can catch any kind of spoiler!
WHAT LOVECRAFT COUNTRY IS ABOUT
Jump in a time capsule on go back when! In the 1950s, Atticus Black, a young African-American, sets out on a road trip with his friend and uncle to find his missing father. This catapults the three into a struggle for survival against the dual terrors of Jim Crow-era America and terrifying monsters that could be ripped from a paperback written by pulpy horror author HP Lovecraft.
The fantastic cast includes Black Reel nominee Jonathan Majors (The Last Black Man in San Francisco, Da 5 Bloods), Teen Choice nominee Jurnee Smollett-Bell (Birds of Prey, Friday Night Lights), four-time Emmy nominee Michael Kenneth Williams (When They See Us, The Night Of), Golden Globe nominee Courtney B Vance (The People Vs OJ Simpson, Law & Order), BAFTA winner Wunmi Mosaku (Luther, The End of the F*ing World, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them), and Abbey Lee (Mad Max: Fury Road, The Neon Demon).
The hype around the show is not without reason. Lovecraft is a hit with critics around the world, and has received an 89% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The drama is also currently ranking at #3 on IMDb’s Most Popular TV chart. When both critics and audiences love it, you know you ought to be checking it out!
Mark your reminder and come along the epic journey every Monday at 21:30 on 1Magic, DStv channel 103.
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