Jordan Peele developing Nazi hunting TV drama The Hunt

Jordan Peele The Hunt

After the enormous success of GET OUT, it seems that writer/director Jordan Peele is pretty much able to do whatever he wants, and Peele has been using his now considerable clout in order to develop a variety of projects, the latest of which will be a 1970's-set drama chronicling the pursuit and capture of Nazis who escaped justice followed World War II.

Titled The Hunt, the potential series was inspired by true events and will follow "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." According to THR, sources say that the series was first shopped around following the Charlottesville neo-nazi protest and counter protest. Jordan Peele will executive produce The Hunt, which doesn't have a network attached at the moment but has apparently drawn interest from several potential bidders.

In addition to another social thriller along the lines of GET OUT which is set for a March 15, 2019 release, Jordan Peele is also developing Lovecraft Country, a one-hour drama which has already been given a straight-to-series order by HBO. Based upon Matt Ruff's novel of the same name, Lovecraft Country follows twenty-five year old Atticus Black as he embarks on a road trip across 1950's Jim Crow America to find his father after he goes missing. "Black joins up with his friend Letitia and his Uncle George [and] this begins a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and the malevolent spirits that could be ripped from a Lovecraft paperback." Peele will also be teaming up with Spike Lee for BLACK KLANSMAN, a dramatic crime thriller based on the true story of Ron Stallworth, an African-American police officer who infiltrated the KKK in the late 1970's and was able to rise through the ranks and collect all sorts of intelligence about their activities.

Source: THR



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