Jordan Peele has his fingers in many pies right now. After the massive success of Get Out last year, he’s now working on his next ‘social thriller’ Us, at Universal, the anthological horror series Lovecraft Country at HBO, as well as producing Spike Lee‘s BlacKkKlansman, which debuted at Cannes this week to glowing reviews.
That would seem like a busy enough schedule as it is, but Peele has another project in the works too, and it’s just been given a straight-to-series order by Amazon. The project is The Hunt, described as “a vengeance-driven Nazi-hunting series”, and will run for ten episodes.
The show is inspired by true-life events, and follows a diverse band of Nazi-hunters living in 1977 New York City. Over time, they have discovered that hundreds of high ranking Nazi officials are living among us and conspiring to create a Fourth Reich in the United States. The Hunters, as they’re called, will set out on a bloody quest to bring the Nazis to justice and thwart their diabolical plans.
The show comes from creator David Weil (Moonfall), who will also write the series and serve as an executive producer alongside Peele. Peele said this about the show in a press release:
“When David Weil first shared The Hunt with me, I immediately knew that we had to be involved. It’s cathartic. It’s noir. It’s frighteningly relevant. It’s exactly what I want to see on television. I am thrilled to be working with Amazon in bringing this incredible vision to the world”.
Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios, added: “Our biggest priority is attracting exceptional writing and producing talent to bring addictive, groundbreaking projects to Prime Video. The Hunt is edge-of-your-seat entertainment that is not only culturally relevant but deliciously original […] We can’t wait to get started”.
The series certainly sounds interesting, though anything that has Peele involved is worth getting excited about right now. More details regarding the show should emerge over time, including a timeframe for release. Whenever that turns out to be, The Hunt will premiere exclusively on Prime Video.