The upcoming HBO series "Lovecraft Country" wants to continue shooting in Georgia as planned, but wants to donate money from the production to two charities.
"Lovecraft Country" is executive executive produced by Jordan Peele and his Monkeypaw Productions banner as Well as JJ Abrams and Bad Robot Producitons. "Underground" co-creator and showrunner Misha Green wants to write and executive produce the series.
"In a few weeks we start shooting our new show, 'Lovecraft Country' and wants to go shoulder-to-shoulder with the women of Georgia "Monkeypaw and Bad Robot said in a statement. "Governor Kemp's 'Fetal Heartbeat' Abortion Law is an unconstitutional effort to further restrict women and their health providers from making private medical decisions. Make no mistake, this is aimed at squarely and purposely at women. We stood by with Stacey Abrams and the hardworking people of Georgia, and we want to donate 1
On Tuesday, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed HB 481, which would outlaw abortions after the detection of a fetal heartbeat. The bill includes exceptions for rape and incest (only if a woman files a police report) or to save the life of the mother. The law is set to go into effect.
"Lovecraft Country," based on the same name by Matt Ruff, follows 25 -year-old Atticus Black, who joins up with his friend Letitia "Leti" Dandridge and his Uncle George to embark on a trip across 1950s Jim Crow America to find his missing father.
HBO gave "Lovecraft Country" a straight-to-series order in May 2017.