Amazon Studios is ready to join Oscar-winning writer-director Jordan Peele‘s The Hunt, giving a 10-episode straight-to-series order for the vengeance-driven Nazi-hunting series, Deadline Hollywood reports. Produced by Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions and Sonar Entertainment, the project was originally created by series writer/executive producer David Weil (Moonfall). Sonar Entertainment’s Tom Lesinski (Mr. Mercedes) and Jenna Santoianni (Mr. Mercedes); and Monkeypaw Productions’ Win Rosenfeld (Dark Net) will executive produce alongside Peele and Weil.
“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.” – Jordan Peele
Based on an original idea but also drawing on real historical events, 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.
The Hunt had garnered interested from several networks and services before Amazon secured the project, which marks the first new scripted series under Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke. The series will be a global exclusive for the streaming service, meaning that it will premiere in over 200 countries and territories through Amazon Prime Video.
“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!” – Jennifer Salke, Amazon Studios