ATLANTA — J.J. Abrams and Jordan Peele are looking for fresh talent to be featured in “Lovecraft Country, “a one-hour drama series by HBO.

Based on Matt Ruff’s 2016 novel of the same name, the show follows Atticus Black 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.

Michael Kenneth Williams, who once joined played in HBO’s inner-city drug traffic series “The Wire,” will star as Black.

Rose Locke Casting are looking for actors to portray the look of the 1950’s Jim Crow era.

Here is what they are looking for:

  • Your original submissions have the dated selfie. It can be within the last two weeks.
  • Do not want a ton of makeup on.  Casting wants you to look natural.
  • Please share what your current hair looks like

For Men

  • No shaved heads or sharp/harsh fades
  • Please stop cutting hair
  • No visible tattoos
  • Must be willing to let us trim/alter hair to be period correct

For Women

Some of the featured roles that are currently being cast:

LETI FRIENDS

African American Men and Women / Age 18-35 Please see above guidelines

Subject: LETI FRIEND

SECRET SOCIETY/MAYOR

Caucasian Men / Age 50 and older

Please see above guidelines / There is a possibility that they may allow some facial hair. Please note if you are not willing to alter your facial hair. 

Subject: SECRET SOCIETY 

PRESS/POLICE

Seeking Caucasian Men / Age 25 and older Please see above guidelines

Subject: PRESS

YOUNG MONTROSE

Seeking 7-year-Old African American Male Must have hair on his head

Subject: YOUNG MONTROSE

YOUNG GEORGE

Seeking 9-year-old African American Male Must have hair on his head

Subject: YOUNG GEORGE

YOUNG ATTICUS

Seeking 10-year-old African American Male

Must have Hair on his head

Subject: YOUNG ATTICUS

TEEN ATTICUS

Seeking Skinny 15-year-old African American Male Must have Hair on his head

Subject: TEEN ATTICUS

Shooting takes place on June 5.  

If you are available and fit the description, then please email RLCasting@RoseLockeCasting.com. Include 3 pics (head, body and selfie holding a piece of paper with today's date written on it) age, height, weight and all contact info.  Please put what role you are submitting for in the subject box.