Get Out director Jordan Peele is working on a new TV series, The Hunt, alongside his production company, Monkeypaw Productions. Seeing as how this project is captained by the very talented Peele, it is already picking up interest from various cable networks and streaming services. Set in the 70s, The Hunt follows a group of Nazi hunters as they set out on a quest to track down Nazis, who with the help of the U.S. government has managed to escape justice and instill themselves in American society.
Earlier this year, Peele, who was previously known for his comedic chops in shows like Key and Peele and the film Keanu, took the world by storm with his directorial debut, Get Out. The horror/thriller was not only critically acclaimed (84 on Metacritic), but also raked in some big bucks, grossing over $250 million USD worldwide with a mere $4.5 million USD budget. Since Get Out, all eyes have been on Peele as people eagerly await the announcement of his next project. The Hunt could turn out to be exactly what we’ve been waiting for.
Together with Monkeypaw productions, Sonar Entertainment (Mr. Mercedes, The Son), is attached to produce this series. According to THR, this idea started floating around the industry following the Charlottesville neo-Nazi protests that took place recently.
Monkeypaw Productions was founded by Jordon Peele in 2012. Thus far, Monkeypaw Productions has produced the Emmy-winning Key & Peele on Comedy Central as well as The Last O.G, starring Tracy Morgan. According to Deadline, Peele is also currently working on an untitled social thriller by Universal which is set to be released in 2019. This project, also said to be set in the 70s is a collaborative effort between Peele and Spike Lee and will focus on the Ku Klux Klan.
It’s exciting to see Peele tackle projects about racism especially considering the manner in which he tells his stories. Get Out is an especially smart social commentary told through the lens of a horror/thriller. People left the cinemas not just feeling spooked but it also opened up discussions and debates pertaining the messages in the film. It’ll be interesting to see if Peele takes a similar approach with The Hunt.
In addition to that, Peele is also the voice of Ghost of Duke Ellington in Netflix’s upcoming animated series, Big Mouth.
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