News of WGN America choosing not to renew “Underground” broke the hearts of fans everywhere, but that’s not stopping Executive Producer, Misha Green, from bringing groundbreaking storytelling to life. The 32-year-old writer and producer has two huge projects coming to a screen near you.
The first is a film called “Mother”, which will feature a female protagonist in a spy themed plot and is rumored to have franchise potential. Netflix has just acquired the rights to make Misha’s most sought after script a reality by spending seven figures to outbid several other movie companies and land the deal to produce this female empowerment film. Green will be working side by side with Roy Lee (“The Lego Batman”) to produce “Mother”.
Misha Green has also signed on to produce and write a pilot episode for the straight-to-series drama titled “Lovecraft Country”. Green, partnered with J.J Abrams, Ben Stevenson, and Jordan Peele will be executive producing the HBO original series. Based on Matt Ruff’s 2016 novel, the show will follow 25-year-old Atticus Black through 1950s Jim Crow America in pursuit of his missing father. “Lovecraft Country” will be a social thriller, much like “Get Out”, and Jordan Peele stated that the new drama will involve “the racist terrors of white America and the malevolent spirits that could be ripped from a Lovecraft paperback.”
When asked where the inspiration for “Lovecraft Country” came from, Green stated:
“When I first read Lovecraft Country I knew it had the potential to be unlike anything else on television. Jordan, J.J., Bad Robot, Warner Bros. and HBO are all in the business of pushing the limits when it comes to storytelling, and I am beyond thrilled to be working with them on this project.”
There is no word on when either will premiere but we will be sure to keep you updated.
– Rikkaya Wilson