Courtney B. Vance has joined the cast of the upcoming HBO drama Lovecraft Country. According to Deadline, the Tony and Emmy Award winner will play George Black, uncle to Jonathan Majors' Atticus Black, who sets out to find his missing father in Jim Crow-era America amid science fiction-esque horror.
Vance is known on the small screen for his work on American Crime Story: The People vs. OJ Simpson as Johnnie Cochran, for which he won his Emmy Award. He previously earned a Tony Award for Lucky Guy and additional nominations for Six Degrees of Separation and Fences.
Lovecraft Country is based on the 2016 novel by Matt Ruff. Misha Green adapts the book for the screen and produces alongside Oscar winner Jordan Peele, Bad Robot's J.J. Abrams and Ben Stephenson, David Knoller, and Yann Demange.
The cast also includes Jurnee Smollett-Bell (Underground), Jonathan Majors (Hostiles), Wunmi Mosaku (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them), Aunjanue Ellis (Men of Honor) and Elizabeth Debicki (The Great Gatsby).