There is still no official renewal for Misha Green’s Lovecraft Country, but murmurings from HBO via Deadline seem to indicate the cable giant is strongly considering it. Speaking to Deadline, HBO content boss Casey Bloys says the following:
“Misha is working with a small team of writers and they’re coming up with a take. She had a book to go on in the first season, she and the writers wanted to go off and take some time to go out and figure out without a book with these characters, what’s the journey we want to go on. We all want to be sure she’s got a story to tell. That’s where she is right now, working on those ideas. I’m very hopeful, as is Mischa, so we’re giving them the time to work.”
Reading between the lines it seems what could be going on here is that HBO is testing Green’s team’s ability to carry the story forward without Matt Ruff’s book as a guide. While not unheard of, it’s unlikely Green’s team is moving forward without some sort of mandate from HBO. HBO likely has tasked Green with establishing a plan to carry the series forward and, depending on the quality of that plan when it’s turned in, will either renew Lovecraft Country or call it a day.