Lovecraft Country is an unambiguous hit for HBO. The supernatural horror adaptation of Matt Ruff’s book of the same name helped prop the network up during the dog days of summer as the television landscape was unusually dry to the coronavirus pandemic.
Under normal circumstances, a Lovecraft Country season 2 would be a given and HBO would have already publicly announced its commission. But as the Lovecraft Country season 1 finale reveals, this might not be normal circumstances and the show really may have been envisioned as a one-season enterprise.
The Lovecraft Country season (or perhaps series) finale comes along with a prominent air of finality. For starters, our lead character Atticus “Tic” Freeman (Jonathan Majors) unambiguously dies when Christina Braithwhite cuts open his arteries for his sweet, sweet magic blood. Our heroes are still able to snatch victory from the jaws