Now that YouTube Premium‘s official trailer for Weird City gave us a sightseeing tour of Oscar and Emmy winner Jordan Peele and Emmy-nominated writer Charlie Sanders‘ upcoming half-hour comedic sci-fi anthology, viewers are getting a chance to meet the man who’s tying all of this together: Dr. Negari (Levar Burton). In the following video, Burton makes the case for the mysterious figure who is holding “The Line” – and all of Weird together – as he weaves his tales.
Co-written by Peele and Sanders, the project is set in the not-too-distant future metropolis of Weird. Each episode of the anthology series serves as an exploration of issues that pertain to present-day life-stories that could only be told now through the prism of sci-fi and comedy.
With Jose Molina (The Tick, Marvel’s Agent Carter, Sleepy Hollow) serving as showrunner and executive producer, Weird City‘s Dr. Negari will be joined by some very familiar faces, with Sara Gilbert, Dylan O’Brien, Ed O’Neill, Rosario Dawson, Michael Cera, Laverne Cox, and more buying real estate in the YouTube Premium series when it premieres later this year.
From the mind of Jordan Peele and Charlie Sanders comes WEIRD CITY, a satirical anthology set in the not-too-distant future metropolis of Weird.
In this 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.
Weird City is produced by Peele’s Monkey Paw Productions, Sonar Entertainment, Mosaic and Raskal Productions. Peele, Sanders,Bernstein, and Molina also serve as executive producers along with Win Rosenfeld who will executive produce through Monkeypaw; Tom Lesinski and Jenna Santoianni through Sonar Entertainment; Sam Hansen and Jimmy Miller through Mosaic; and Keith Raskin and Linda Morelthrough Raskal Productions.