By Diary of a Chocolate Girl
Last year, I enjoyed the weekly entertainment of being intrigued by HBO’s original series, Lovecraft Country. The dark science fiction series was based on the same-titled novel by Matt Ruffin. Many like me indulged in to see the twists and insertions of black history being implemented and told from racial issues that now seem to be ignored in our country’s history. Much to my surprise, it was announced the series would not be returning for a second season. BUMMER!
HBO announced the discontinuing of the series and gave their thanks to Misha Green, who wrote and produced this gripping series that left us in awe each week. In response to the cancellation, Green posted to social media her disappointment and explained what season two. In her interview with Deadline, she stated,
“I envisioned a second season that carries on the spirit of Matt Ruff’s novel by continuing to reclaim the genre storytelling space that people of color have typically been left out.” In a tweet, Green described the setting of where season two would have taken place.
Many fans expressed on social media their shared disappointment in the nonrenewal of the series. I was looking forward to seeing more of my history included in a series to teach and remind others of what people of color have endured in this country. I also can say I would have loved to see a world where the present-day labeled “minorities” became the majority in our country.
Through my skimming of social media comments, most fans had the same thoughts I did of how the series was being perceived as too much raw truth for many to watch—especially being presented never seen before on television. However, it’s still bittersweet news when the series was just recently nominated for 18 Emmys. The series brought in high viewership from its great actors such as Jurnee Smollett and Jonathan Majors than any other original HBO series on its availability premiere.
This series will be missed on my screen as it delivered action-packed horror with thought-provoking topics that birthed curiosity and emotion from one episode to the next. Also, Jonathan Majors was an excellent contributor to keeping my eyes glued to the screen each week.
Thank you for what you gave us, Lovecraft County. You will be missed!
Chanel Davis is a contributing writer and the creator and operator of the Diary Of A Chocolate Girl podcast aiming to connect with chocolate girls all over through personal experiences and opinions with mild humor and a spiritual flare. Be sure to connect on IG and Facebook @diaryofachocolategirl