Misha Green: I saw the first Aliens when I was a kid, and I was like, Oh my God, this is crazy. Lovecraft Country showrunner Misha Green apologised for having 'failed' Yahima, an Indigenous, Two-Spirited character from the show's fourth episode. Did you feel more pressure having so much creative control? Any time I’m adapting anything, it’s always the beautiful first jumping-off point that you have to take to a new place. Misha Green (left) with Wunmi Mosaku and Smollett filming Lovecraft Country. Marie Claire participates in various affiliate marketing programs, which means we may get paid commissions on editorially chosen products purchased through our links to retailer sites. It’s experiencing it in a safe space where you feel like, at the end of the day, the protagonist can win. Showrunner Misha Green admitted that she wrote the story with a sequel in mind, especially for Tic's arc. How do you do better than that? It would be easy to call Misha Green the Black J.J. Abrams or the female Jordan Peele. Where'd You Get That Body From, Ashley Greene. MG: I fall in the place that a lot of white men probably fall in, which is: I just wanna tell stories that I’m interested in, about people who look like me. I just don’t think Hollywood has allowed that to be the case. MG: My imagination is wild, so we can make it wild. Was that always your intention? Why do you think that sci-fi and horror have become such popular vehicles to tell those stories? He paved the way for the shift in power balance. She assured that she has stories that go beyond season 2 for "Lovecraft Country." MC: It comes second nature because of who you are. In the end, he entrusted his son's life to his dad. It’s not specifically being, like, “I wanna tell stories about people of color.” But I also go, “Why wouldn’t I cast people of color in the story I’m writing?”. I think that was our big—I like to do a big swing with every project, audio-wise, visually, in all the different categories—audio swing. MG: I was like, “Oh my god. MC: Recently, especially because of [co-executive producer] Jordan Peele, a lot of horror movies have become allegories for racism and social issues. Both of those used voiceovers in a way that I was like, This hasn't been done on a TV show yet! I say in our writers’ room and to our production people, “If we do exactly what I have envisioned, it’s gonna be dope as fuck. And, at the time, I [listened], back to back, to Beyonce’s Lemonade and I Am Not Your Negro. When you’re making art, you have to be making art of the times. Tic knew of his death. It’s happening all the time to women. MG: I can think back to when I was first coming into screenwriting, I was reading all the Lost scripts. In my head, it’s amazing, and all I have to do then is communicate that to everybody. The thing is, in all the contexts we’re in, we’re speaking from “the center of the universe is a white man.” And I think the center of the universe is only a white man because those are the stories we’ve allowed to become our story.

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