“Lovecraft Country” Will Still Film in Georgia But Donate Profits To Fight “Heartbeat” Law

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Jordan Peele‘s HBO’s new TV series “Lovecraft Country” will continue to film in Georgia but they will donate profits to fight the “Heartbeat” law.

According to reports, the upcoming J.J. Abrams and Jordan Peele HBO horror series “Lovecraft Country” will film in Georgia but, the producers say they will donate their profits to groups that are fighting the so-called “fetal heartbeat” law. Reps said the production on the series will be based in Atlanta but that it will film throughout Georgia.

Related: Jordan Peele’s “Lovecraft Country” Atlanta Open Casting Call

JJ Abrams and Jordan Peele said they will “donate 100% of our respective episodic fees for this season” of Lovecraft Country to that group and the local ACLU.

As Project Casting reported Thursday, several production companies vowed not to film in Georgia after the passing of the anti-abortion law by Gov. Brian Kemp. Since then, celebrities including Alyssa Milano have called for a boycott of Georgia’s film industry.

Thanks to Georgia’s production tax credits, the state is a production hub. “Avengers: Endgame” and “The Walking Dead” both filmed in the state.

Here is the JJ Abrams-Peele statement in full:

“In a few weeks we start shooting our new show, “Lovecraft Country” and will do so standing shoulder to shoulder with the women of Georgia.  Governor Kemp’s ‘Fetal Heartbeat’ Abortion Law is an unconstitutional effort to further restrict women and their health providers from making private medical decisions on their terms.  Make no mistake, this is an attack aimed squarely and purposely at women. We stand with Stacey Abrams and the hardworking people of Georgia, and will donate 100% of our respective episodic fees for this season to two organizations leading the charge against this draconian law:  the ACLU of Georgia and Fair Fight Georgia.  We encourage those who are able to funnel any and all resources to these organizations.”

About “Lovecraft Country”:

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Lovecraft Country is an upcoming drama horror television series based on Matt Ruff’s novel of the same name. It is set to premiere on HBO. The series is produced by Monkeypaw Productions, Bad Robot Productions, and Warner Bros.

Lovecraft Country follows “Atticus Black as he joins up with his friend Letitia and his Uncle George to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father. This 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.”

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