Courtney B. Vance Has A Few Choice Words About Lovecraft Country’s Cancellation

As shared by The Hollywood Reporter, after winning a 2021 Creative Arts Emmy for his portrayal of George, Vance shared his thoughts on HBO’s decision. “In my mind it doesn’t make sense, something as successful as that show was that the powers that be couldn’t figure it out,” Vance said. “I’m sad for audiences that we don’t get to see, like ‘Game of Thrones,’ don’t get to see seven, eight years of following these characters and learning more about the time period and learning about our people and our struggles and where [showrunner] Misha’s [Green] mind was going to go. So that’s very painful for me as a fan and me as an actor.”

Vance continued his comparison with “Game of Thrones,” which ran for 8 seasons on HBO despite the fact that it eclipsed George R.R. Martin’s source material after Season 5.

“I don’t understand it; it doesn’t make sense, it doesn’t make sense to fans and that’s all who matter,” he added. “We set everyone up and then we don’t deliver for whatever reason and I’m tired of it, I’m tired of that scenario. They can find a way to make a ‘Game of Thrones’ but not a ‘Lovecraft Country.'”

On a positive note, Vance did bring up Green’s recent overall deal with Apple TV. The writer-director is also attached to several other projects. She’s writing and directing both a “Tomb Raider” movie and a reboot of “Cleopatra Jones,” and she’s executive producing the Kate Wood action movie “Fuel” (via Deadline). Hopefully, that’s some consolation for everyone who wanted more “Lovecraft Country.” 

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