Amazon picks up Jordan Peele’s Nazi Hunter drama series


Amazon signs up for Jordan Peele’s Nazi hunter drama series, The Hunt.

Amazon Studios has picked up a series order for the Nazi-hunting drama The Hunt. The series is produced by Get Out writer/director Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions and will be written/executive produced by series creator David Weil. It is a vengeance-driven drama about a band of Nazi hunters living in New York City in 1977. They discover a plot to create a Fourth Reich organized by hundreds of high-ranking Nazi officials secretly living in the city.

This is the first original scripted series picked up by Amazon since Jennifer Salke became head of Amazon Studios. “The Hunt is edge-of-your-seat entertainment that is not only culturally relevant but deliciously original,” said Salke. “We can’t wait to get started!”

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Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw productions produced the Oscar-winning Get Out, the sketch comedy show Key and Peele, and The Last O.G. starring Tracy Morgan. The production company is also involved in the upcoming Lorena Bobbitt docuseries Lorena – also for Amazon Studios – and Peele’s social-horror-thriller Us. “When David Weil first shared The Hunt with me, I immediately knew that we had to be involved,” said Peele. “It’s cathartic. It’s noir. It’s frighteningly relevant. It’s exactly what I want to see on television.”

David Weil is a hot new writer with several original scripts attracting attention and garnering interest. Moonfall, the story of a FBI agent investigating the first murder committed on the Moon, was sold to indie film producer Audax, while Warner Bros. bought his treatment for a seven film franchise based on The Arabian Nights, and Anonymous Content bought his script titled Consent.

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While it was reported that Weil was in pre-production for his script Half Heard in Darkness, none of these projects have seen much visible progress since the sales were reported in 2014. Hopefully some of these projects, including The Hunt and especially Moonfall, eventually see the light of day.

Source: Deadline