jordan peele by Julia Sarantis January 11, 2019
Jordan Peele is increasingly becoming one of the biggest and busiest people in Hollywood.
The Academy Award-winning director’s name is attached to an array of projects and Peele is using his wild imagination to produce riveting content on pretty much every platform.
Peele’s much-anticipated follow-up horror film Us will hit theaters March 22 but the director, actor and screenwriter’s schedule is jammed pack with projects, including a Twilight Zone reboot with CBS, and a Netflix stop-motion animated movie titled, Wendell and Wild.
He is also linking up with Amazon for a four-part docu-series called Lorena, which is a re-examination of the infamous Lorena Bobbitt 1993 case that made world headlines after she mutilated her husband while he was asleep.
Peele and Key and Peele writer, Charlie Sanders have also teamed up to produce a web television series, titled Weird City. The YouTube Originals show is a satirical sci-fi anthology series set in the not-too-distant dystopian future metropolis of Weird.
The first trailer of Weird City was released Thursday.
Peep the official synopsis of the Youtube Originals show:
“In the dystopian setting of our show, the middle class has completely vanished dividing Weird City into two sections: Above the Line (The Haves), and Below the Line (The Have Nots). Presiding over the denizens of the city is the strange and mysterious Dr. Negari, who weaves all of our stories together.
Each episode is a topic that pertains to present day life in America and the world: social media addiction, online dating, fitness obsession, etc.. WEIRD CITY captures the unease of modern urban living, in a bizarre and peculiar lens.”
Peele and Sanders’ new series also boasts an impressive cast, including LeVar Burton, Steven Yeun, Gillian Jacobs, Awkwafina, Laverne Cox, Rosario Dawson and Michael Cera.
The show will be available to watch February 13 on YouTube Premium.