The “Get Out” director is signed on for new series set in the ’70s, “The Hunt”
09.21.2017•12:19 PM EDT
Jordan Peele, the director of this year’s politically potent blockbuster “Get Out,” might really be the hardest working man in Hollywood. Why, only today the Hollywood Reporter tells us that he’s signed on to executive produce a potential drama series about 1970s Nazi-hunters called, yes, “The Hunt.”
The Reporter describes the drama as such: “Inspired by true events, The Hunt follows 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.” Nice. …
… The Reporter added, “Sources say the package started going around town following the Charlottesville, Va., neo-Nazi protest and counter protest.”
Since the wild success of “Get Out,” Peele has put together an impressive slate of thoughtful projects. Just last week, we heard that Peele and Spike Lee would be collaborating on “Black Klansmen,” a film following the true story of a black detective who infiltrated the KKK.
Do you get the impression that Peele must be laughing up his sleeve as he pitches these ideas? He’s a smart guy with a good sense of humor, so for him to come up with these eye-rollingly cliche-ridden projects sounds like cynicism or satire.