Since the end of the first season of LoveCraft Country, we were looking for our next obsession with horror series. And if trailers are something to go by, it looks like Their matches the invoice. Their, produced by Lena Waithe and Little Marvin, is a new horror anthology series on Amazon Prime that explores terror in America. The first season, “Covenant,” follows a black family in the 1950s who moved from North Carolina to an all-white neighborhood in Los Angeles during the period known as The Great Migration. The family soon encounter the sinister white residents, while also battling a supernatural horror.
The song with a smile Deborah Ayorinde (Luke Cage), Shahadi Wright Joseph (We), Melody Hurd (Tour) and Ashley Thomas (Top Boy) like the Emory family. Ryan Kwanten (Real blood) and Alison Pill (Developers) also join the cast.
A teaser sees Lucky Emory (Ayorinde) and her daughter Gracie (Hurd) are in their dark basement, where Gracie pretends to see someone hiding. Children seeing imaginary people? Never a good sign.
Another teaser shows Wright Joseph finding white paint in the basement of his family’s home, interspersed with disturbing footage from the series.
The teasers are moody and atmospheric, with undertones of We and The twilight zone. We’re excited to see where this series is going.
Waithe said of the series: “That’s always what interests us. I think it’s a form of freedom. Some people may say, “Just tell black people stories. Just say weird stuff to Black. Well I’m going to do it because I don’t know how not to do it. But I can do other things too, and I think my next assignment will be to hope that people can watch me grow up and do things that may be unexpected. But it’s the artist’s job, it’s to evolve, it’s to change, it’s to grow. This is what I want to keep doing. If I do something that looks like something I’ve done before, that’s a problem. I want to aspire to always be changing and evolving, and not always being able to recognize myself.
Their premieres on Amazon Prime on April 9.
(via IndieWire, image: Amazon Prime)
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