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HBO series that filmed in Ogle County heads to LaSalle

August 19, 2018

HBO is racking up more country miles as it continues filming a new series in Illinois.

About a month after shooting scenes in Ogle County for its upcoming show, “Lovecraft Country,” the crew is getting ready to yell “action!” in LaSalle County, where they’ll film scenes Monday and Tuesday.

Crews filmed scenes late last month in Ogle County, on U.S. Route 52 and in White Pines State Park.

The show also has filmed in Kane County and Chicago.

“Lovecraft Country” is a horror drama set in the 1950s about a black man, 22-year-old Army veteran Atticus Turner, who drives across the country searching for his missing father with his Uncle George—publisher of “The Safe Negro Travel Guide”— and his childhood friend Letitia, encountering racism and the evils of Jim Crow America as well as malevolent spirits.

The series is based on the 2016 novel by Matt Ruff, stars Jonathan Majors as Atticus Black, Courtney B. Vance as Uncle George, and Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Letticia. It’s produced by Jordan Peele, who wrote and directed the Oscar-winning horror film “Get Out,” and “Lost” creator J.J. Abrams, among others.

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