Wunmi Mosaku (Kiri) is set as a lead opposite Jonathan Majors and Jurnee Smollett-Bell in HBO’s high-profile straight-to-series drama Lovecraft Country, from Oscar winner Jordan Peele and his Monkeypaw Productions, J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot, Misha Green and Warner Bros Television.

Penned by Green based on the 2016 novel by Matt Ruff, Lovecraft Country follows Atticus Black (Majors) as he joins up with his friend Letitia (Smollett-Bell) and his Uncle George to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father. Thus begins a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and the terrifying monsters that could be ripped from a Lovecraft paperback.

Mosaku will play Rudy Dandridge, a hustler just like her half-sister Leticia, only her hustles haven’t paid off. Her family ties are tested when she’s presented with an offer she can’t refuse.

Peele and Green executive produce, along with Bad Robot’s Abrams and Ben Stephenson, David Knoller and Yann Demange, who directs the first episode. Lovecraft Country is produced by Bad Robot Productions and Monkeypaw Productions in association with Warner Bros TV.

Mosaku won a BAFTA this past year for the role of Gloria in the BBC movie Damilola, Our Loved Boy. She can currently be seen starring in Channel 4’s Kiri and the breakout hit The End of the F**king World on Netflix. She’ll next be seen starring in the new season of Luther opposite Idris Elba and soon begins shooting the lead in feature His House for New Regency. Mosaku is represented by Gersh, Principal LA and Scott Marshall Partners.