Amazon has picked up The Hunt, a new series from Get Out writer-director Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions. The 10-episode series will follow a group of Nazi hunters in 1977’s New York City.
Deadline reports that The Hunt will be written by David Weil, who will also serve as an executive producer on the show. In the show, a team of Nazi hunters discovers and works to stop a plot by a group of high-ranking Nazi officers who plan to create a Fourth Reich in the US.
This will be the first scripted series Amazon has obtained after Jennifer Salke became the new head of Amazon Studios. Salke took over in February after Roy Price resigned last October following sexual harassment allegations.
It’s not the only project keeping Peele busy. He’s currently working on a Lovecraftian series set in Jim Crow-era America for HBO called Lovecraft Country. He also recently announced that he’s writing and directing a new horror film called Us, set to be released next March, which recently cast Lupita Nyong’o (The Force Awakens, Black Panther). The Hollywood Reporter reported last week that the film would center on two couples, one white and one black. Other actors who are currently said to be in talks include Winston Duke (Black Panther) and Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale).
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