Jordan Peele's hyper-political horror movie "Get Out" broke records and addressed America's increasingly tension-filled conversation on race relations. Now, Peele is taking his brand of "social thriller" to the small screen with an upcoming TV show about Nazi hunters, appropriately titled "The Hunt."
According to The Hollywood Reporter, "The Hunt" is Peele's first television project following his signing onto a massive developmental deal. Although no network has snatched up the show quite yet, insiders suggest numerous stations have shown interest.
The show will follow post-WW2 vigilantes who come to America to track down and punish the Nazis who escaped Germany following the attrocities of the Holocaust.
Confusingly, the show is not directly related to another Nazi narrative Peele is working on with legendary director Spike Lee. Also set in the 70s, that project will focus on law enforcement taking on the KKK and is titled "Black Klansman," based loosely on the true story of Ron Stallworth.
“I used all the derogatory terms for the various races they like to use. And I said I wanted to do something about it, that I wanted—to use a popular term of the day—to take back our country from these people," said the IRL Stallworth, a black policeman who infiltrated the KKK, in a 2014 interview with Vice.
This latest project, however, became of interest to many after the events that occurred Charlottesville this summer, which revealed the ongoing presence of Nazi influence in American politics.
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