It’s been called the “most exciting TV show of 2020”.

And fans don’t have long to wait until HBO’s upcoming horror-drama series Lovecraft Country arrives on our TV screens.

From executive producers Jordan Peele and J.J. Abrams, along with showrunner Misha Green (Underground), Lovecraft Country is “unlike anything else on television”.

The story follows a young African American who travels across the 1950s segregated United States in search of his missing father. 

We reveal everything you need to know about the UK launch of Lovecraft Country.

Plus, don’t miss the best of what to watch on NOW TV this month.

When is Lovecraft Country out in the UK?

Lovecraft Country premieres on HBO in the United States on Sunday, August 16.

You’ll be able to watch it in the UK from the very next day - that’s Monday, August 17 - on Sky Atlantic.

NOW TV customers can watch it from the same date with the NOW TV Entertainment Pass.

The series consists of 10 one-hour episodes. The finale will air on Monday, October 19.

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Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Leti Lewis

What is Lovecraft Country about?

Based on the 2016 novel by Matt Ruff, horror-drama Lovecraft Country follows Atticus Freeman as he joins his friend Letitia and his Uncle George to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father. 

What follows is a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and the terrifying monsters that could be ripped from an H.P. Lovecraft paperback.

Who’s in the cast of Lovecraft Country?

The series features some familiar HBO faces such as Michael Kenneth Williams (HBO’s The Wire and Boardwalk Empire) as Atticus’ father, Montrose Freeman, and Courtney B. Vance (HBO’s The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, American Crime Story) as Atticus’ uncle George Freeman. 

Atticus himself will be played by Jonathan Majors (When We Rise).

Joining Williams, Vance and Majors, are Jurnee Smollett (HBO’s True Blood, Underground, Friday Night Lights) as Letitia “Leti” Lewis; Wunmi Mosaku (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them) as Leti’s half-sister Ruby Baptiste; and Aunjanue Ellis (When They See Us) as Atticus’ aunt and George’s wife, Hippolyta Freeman. 

Jamie Harris (Kingdom) stars as county sheriff Eustice Hunt; Abbey Lee (Mad Max: Fury Road) as Christina Braithwhite; Jamie Chung (Once Upon a Time) as Ji-Ah; and Jordan Patrick Smith (Vikings) as William.

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Jonathan Majors as Atticus Freeman & Courtney B. Vance as George Freeman

Watch Lovecraft Country if you liked… 

Underground, Get Out, The Terror, Chernobyl, The Outsider, Twin Peaks.

Watch the Lovecraft Country trailer

Lovecraft Country starts Monday, August 17 on Sky Atlantic with NOW TV.

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