CBR presents an exclusive clip from the home release of Lovecraft Country Season 1 in which Afua Richardson discusses breaking down barriers.
In an exclusive clip from the Blu-ray release of HBO’s Lovecraft Country Season 1, artist Afua Richardson discusses breaking down barriers in science fiction and comic books.
“Sci-fi, comic books — those kinds of things, that’s expected for little boys to pick up, but not necessarily little girls,” Richardson said. “One thing that’s really cool about sci-fi and comic books is that it’s kind of dream fuel. It really helps emotional maturity as well as expanding the imagination. Being able to draw, for a little girl who’s reading these kinds of things is also very close to home.”
Richardson’s artwork is featured in Lovecraft Country in the form of the Orinthia Blue comic written and drawn by Diana Freeman in the series. She’s also mentioned by name when Diana says “an artist named Afua” taught her how to draw.
Lovecraft Country is based on the 2016 novel by author Matt Ruff. While a second season has yet to be formally greenlit, HBO and HBO Max Chief Content Officer Casey Bloys confirmed Misha Green is “is working with a small team of writers and they’re coming up with a take. She had a book to go on in the first season, she and the writers wanted to go off and take some time to go out and figure out without a book with these characters, what’s the journey we want to go on. We all want to be sure she’s got a story to tell. That’s where she is right now, working on those ideas. I’m very hopeful, as is Mischa, so we’re giving them the time to work.”
Executive produced by Jordan Peele, Yann Demange and J.J. Abrams, Lovecraft Country stars Jurnee Smollett, Jonathan Majors, Aunjanue Ellis, Abbey Lee, Jada Harris, Wunmi Mosaku and Michael Kenneth Williams, with Courtney B. Vance, Jamie Chung, Jamie Neumann, Jordan Patrick Smith and Tony Goldwyn. Season 1 is streaming on HBO Max.
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