Jordan Haworth Peele, the more talented half of comedy duo Key And Peele and director of the brilliant horror-farce essay on racism Get Out, is bringing the true story of real-life Nazi hunters in 1970’s America to the small screen.
If you haven’t seen his debut movie yet, it’s one of the best films of 2017 so far.
According to Hollywood Reporter, The Hunt will follow “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 US government, escaped justice and embedded themselves in American society.”
Sources close to the project told the Reporter that Peele began shopping the series around in the wake of Charlottesville’s recent neo-Nazi “Unite the Right” rally and since the mainstream media needs to kick these little bitches to the kerb, you can count me in.
Sonar Entertainment will produce the series with Peele acting as executive producer, and hopefully director while Hollywood Black List wunderkind David Weil will co-executive produce and pen the script.
Without knowing the tone, though I’m hoping for a cross between Quentin Tarantino’s Nazi exploitation flick Inglorious Basterds and the original The A-Team, the series may remain without a broadcaster until a pilot is shot.
What’s certain, on the strength of his debut feature film, is that Jordan Peele is a major talent and whatever genre-busting format he utilises, he’ll knock it out of the park like a Jewish Nazi Hunter with a baseball bat. Talented, Inglorious thirty-eight year old Basterd that he is.
I get the feeling that Jordan Peele is a quick worker, so if we’re lucky, we may get to see The Hunt in the fall of 2018.