HBO’s ‘Lovecraft Country’ returns to downtown Elburn

August 22, 2018 GMT

ELBURN – They’re back! HBO crews are returning to Elburn for more filming of the upcoming series, “Lovecraft Country”. 

On Friday, Route 47 – Main Street in Elburn – will be closed from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. A posted detour off Route 47 will be the same as the closure earlier this summer, utilizing Anderson Road via Route. 38 to the north and Keslinger Road to the south.

Access to local businesses and residences will be allowed. Officials have indicated that filming will pause during school transport times to allow school buses to pass.

Drivers should expect some delays accessing that area downtown on Friday.

HBO originally visited Elburn for filming in July, when the production company transformed the business facades along Route 47 into the Main Street of a circa 1955 town, to film its dramatic horror television series.

The series has filmed extensively at locations in northern Illinois. Scenes have been filmed on Chicago’s West Side, in Elburn in July, as well as in Ogle County on Route 52 and in White Pines State Park, and in LaSalle.

“Lovecraft Country” is a horror drama set in the 1950s about a black man, 22-year-old Army veteran Atticus, 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. It stars Jonathan Majors as Atticus, Courtney B. Vance as Uncle George, and Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Letitia. 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.