Amazon has ordered Jordan Peele’s The Hunt straight-to-series.
The season order is 10 episodes.
The series will be produced by Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions and Sonar Entertainment. It is created by David Weil (Moonfall), who will write and executive produce.
“Our biggest priority is attracting exceptional writing and producing talent to bring addictive, groundbreaking projects to Prime Video. The Hunt is edge-of-your seat entertainment that is not only culturally relevant but deliciously original. David Weil, Jordan Peele and the entire Monkeypaw and Sonar Entertainment teams represent the dream team! We can’t wait to get started!” Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke said.
The project was first announced last September when the script was hot on the market for buyers.
Per Deadline who broke the news, “The Hunt follows a diverse band of Nazi Hunters living in 1977 New York City. The Hunters, as they’re known, have discovered that hundreds of high ranking Nazi officials are living among us and conspiring to create a Fourth Reich in the U.S. The eclectic team of Hunters will set out on a bloody quest to bring the Nazis to justice and thwart their new genocidal plans.
“When David Weil first shared The Hunt with me, I immediately knew that we had to be involved. It’s cathartic. It’s noir. It’s frighteningly relevant. It’s exactly what I want to see on television. I am thrilled to be working with Amazon in bringing this incredible vision to the world,” Peele said.
This project is a part of the first-look deal Peele’s Monkeypaw has with Sonar.
On the television front, Monkeypaw also has the Peele-produced The Last O.G. starring Tracy Morgan and Tiffany Haddish on TBS.