Because apparently there’s very little he cannot do, Jordan Peele has just been confirmed to helm a brand-spanking new TV show based on actual, no-fooling, real-life Nazi hunters. Yes. Freakin’. Please.
The Get Out writer/director is on-board to serve as executive producer on The Hunt, a series set in the 1970s and loosely based on the real-life efforts of Nazi hunters throughout the United States. That caveat of “loosely” means it’s entirely likely that the show won’t be focusing on any real-life figures like Simon Wiesenthal.
The drama series, which is being put together by Sonar Entertainment, sounds legitimately insane, and comes at arguably the perfect time given the current political “climate” in the United States. Cop this project synopsis squarely into yr face:
Inspired by true events, The Hunt follows a diverse band of Nazi hunters in 1970s America as they set out on a quest for revenge and justice — tracking and killing hundreds of Nazis who, with the unconscionable help of the U.S. government, escaped justice and embedded themselves in American society.
Peele has an overall deal to develop a spate of TV series, and The Hunt is his first official project as part of that.
David Weil has been pegged to pen the pilot script and co-executive produce the project, which reportedly started circulating around the biz in the immediate aftermath of the utter shitshow at Charlottesville.
Peele also has another upcoming TV project, The Last O.G., which stars Tracy Morgan and Cedric the Entertainer. It’s set to debut in late October.
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