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Beyoncé helped inspire HBO’s Lovecraft Country, according to screenwriter Ihuoma Ofordire. Speaking with CNN, Ofordire revealed that in addition to evoking historical events, the show’s creator, Misha Green, was influenced by Beyoncé’s groundbreaking visual album, Lemonade. “What Beyoncé did on Lemonade, with bringing in the poems and taking us on this collage of a journey, that wasn’t just music and visuals. [It was] also words and really using those words as a score,” Green has previously explained to ET. “I was like, ‘If we could do that, if we can make it work, that would be great.'” That might not be the only nod to the singer, either; as fans have pointed out, the character Beyond C’est’s name sounds suspiciously like Queen Bey’s. [ET, Shadow & Act]

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