AMAZON STUDIOS GREENLIGHTS SERIES THE HUNT FROM JORDAN PEELE’S MONKEYPAW PRODUCTIONS AND SONAR ENTERTAINMENT
A global Amazon Prime Video exclusive, The Hunt will be written by creator David Weil and executive produced by Peele
Amazon Studios today announced it has given a 10 episode direct-to-series order for The Hunt, a vengeance-driven Nazi hunting series from Executive Producer Jordan Peele (Get Out). Produced by Monkeypaw Productions and Sonar Entertainment, The Hunt is based on an original idea, drawing from real-life events, and created by David Weil (Moonfall) who will also write the series and serve as an Executive Producer. The series is executive produced by Tom Lesinski (Mr. Mercedes) and Jenna Santoianni (Mr. Mercedes) from Sonar Entertainment, and Win Rosenfeld (Dark Net) from Monkeypaw Productions. A global exclusive, The Hunt will premiere in over 200 countries and territories on Prime Video.
Jordan Peele commented: "When David Weil first shared The Hunt with me, I immediately knew that we had to be involved. Its cathartic. Its 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.”
“Our biggest priority is attracting exceptional writing and producing talent to bring addictive, groundbreaking projects to Prime Video,” said Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios. “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!”
“Jordan Peele and Monkeypaw Productions have exhibited a unique ability to develop content that becomes part of the larger cultural conversation,” said Tom Lesinski, CEO, Sonar Entertainment. “We’re also very excited that The Hunt will be on Amazon, which we feel is the ideal platform for Jordan and David’s amazing story.”
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 US. The eclectic team of Hunters will set out on a bloody quest to bring the Nazis to justice and thwart their new genocidal plans.