Jordan Peele (“Get Out”) has picked his first TV project since the end of “Key and Peele.” The comedian, actor, producer, and director is set to executive produce a 1970s drama centered on hunting Nazis. “The Hunt,” which will hail from Sonar Entertainment, will be written by David Weil (“Moonfall”), who will also exec produce. THR has noted that while the project doesn’t have a home just yet, the TV series is already drawing the interest of several networks. Word spread about the TV project after the Charlottesville, Va. neo-Nazi protest, counter-protest, and its aftermath.
“The Hunt” is based on the true history on Nazi-hunting after WWII. Many Nazis fled Germany after losing the war and hid in far-off countries, hoping to escape punishment for their war crimes. The TV series will follow American Nazi hunters in the 1970s, who set out to bring the war criminals to justice before they died of natural causes. Shockingly, many were helped by the U.S. government, living privileged lives their victims were cruelly robbed of.
Peele is best known for his comedy work, starring alongside Keegan Michael-Key in their sketch comedy show “Key and Peele” and appearing on five seasons of “MADtv.” He also wrote and co-starred along Michael-Key in their flick “Keanu.” The comedian then moved into more terrifying territory, writing and directing horror megahit “Get Out.” The drama will be the first TV project to spring from Peele’s TV development deal with Sonar Entertainment, which he signed seven months ago.
“The Hunt” does not currently have a network attached at this time.