Spoilers below for anyone who hasn't yet watched the Season 1 finale of HBO's Lovecraft Country.
Much of Lovecraft Country Season 1 made it perfectly clear that a big sacrifice would be needed in order to eradicate the Braithwhite family's magical ties so that the Freeman family could usurp control. Despite this obviousness, fans were likely still maintaining faith that Tic's foreshadowed death was an eventuality that could be avoided in some way, shape or form. Unfortunately, Tic definitely died in the end, but does that mean he won't be returning for a potential second season?
Though HBO has yet to make any formal decisions about Lovecraft Country's future, the horror drama's success throughout its freshman season makes a Season 2 renewal quite likely. For everyone hoping that Jonathan Majors will return for more reference-heavy mayhem, show creator Misha Green is currently keeping her lips sealed on the matter, but in such a way that her lack of denial has me instantly optimistic that Tic can be brought back into the fold in some way. Here's how Green put it to Collider:
I'm sure Misha Green was just hyperbolizing, but let's take her comment at face value for a second. I can see how admitting Tic is set to return might be a huge spoiler for Season 2, given that fans are still going through the process of mourning the character. If we already knew Jonathan Majors was confirmed to return, that could potentially deflate some of the emotional charge that the finale sparked with Tic's giant sacrifice.
However, I do not see how Season 2 could possibly be spoiled if Misha Green would have said that Tic is NOT coming back for new episodes. Considering most viewers probably aren't expecting for Jonathan Majors' Tic to return, his potential absence in a second season wouldn't actually spoil anything about whatever freaky shit fans can expect to see. Therefore, I'm pretty sure he's coming back. Who needs proof when blind speculation is so plentiful?
When asked if she and her creative team did indeed have plans in motion in case HBO did renew Lovecraft Country for Season 2, Misha Green gave a more positive answer, but still provided zero hints for where the story is going next. In her words:
Though much of the central story followed the Black families at the heart of Lovecraft Country, Misha Green & Co. also tapped into Asian folklore with Jamie Chung's Ji-Ah, who is still a deadly kumiho within the form of a human female. Could Season 2 continue building upon her story and mythology? Or will there be other cultures brought into the mix that take Leti, Montrose and others back out of their comfort zones for more terrifying situations? I'd love to see it, especially if Jonathan Majors can still be involved somehow.
Lovecraft Country Season 1 is now complete, though all eight episodes are available to stream in full on HBO Max. While waiting to hear more about Season 2's chances, stay tuned to CinemaBlend for more updates, and check out all the other horror TV shows you can peep out on the streaming service. Plus, keep an eye on our Fall TV 2020 premiere schedule to see what new and returning shows are on the way in the near future.
Nick is a Cajun Country native, and is often asked why he doesn't sound like that's the case. His love for his wife and daughters is almost equaled by his love of gasp-for-breath laughter and gasp-for-breath horror. A lifetime spent in the vicinity of a television screen led to his current dream job, as well as his knowledge of too many TV themes and ad jingles.
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