How to watch Lovecraft Country online: stream the new HBO Max show from anywhere


The success of Lovecraft Country seems all but guaranteed. It’s got the exec-producing chutzpah of Jordan Peele (Get Out, Us) and J.J. Abrams (Lost, Cloverfield), the storytelling dexterity of showrunner Misha Green (Underground), and is being brought writhing and shrieking to screens by HBO (Game of Thrones, Westworld), that purveyor of near-transcendent TV. Critics are already declaring it the most unique thing you’ll see in 2020. So, don’t be a Cthulhu: read our guide below and watch Lovecraft Country online for free now.

Lovecraft Country cheat sheet

Premiere episode ‘Sunset’ will be broadcast on the HBO network on August 16 at 9pm ET / PT, with each subsequent one-hour instalment airing every Sunday. It will be made simultaneously available on HBO Max, who offer a 7 Day Free Trial, after which you’ll pay $14.99 a month. Lovecraft Country has a TV-MA rating and has 10 episodes in total.

Based on the Matt Ruff novel of the same name, Lovecraft Country was inspired by the cult Science Fiction writer H.P. Lovecraft, whose uncanny tales, populated by ancient, incomprehensible beings, evoked a mood of cosmic terror and existential dread. And, although the phrase “Lovecraft Country” was coined by his avid devotees – referring to an area of Massachusetts invented through his fiction – neither the book or TV series pays Lovecraft any kind of fan service, given his undeniably racist views.

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