Jordan Peele is bringing his newest television project to Youtube Premium.
Weird City is a comedic sci-fi anthology series set in the not-too-distant future metropolis of Weird, and will be written by Peele and co-creator Charlie Sanders (a former writer on Key & Peele). Each episode will be 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.
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“Writer/creator Charlie Sanders and I collaborated on some ‘Key & Peele’ sketches that took on everything from the ‘Black Republicans’ to ‘Continental Breakfasts’ to ‘Family Matters,” Peele said in a statement. “Now, with YouTube we present a series of comedy driven twisted-ass science fiction stories that take place in a world close to ours but just a little bit off.”
Peele has been busy since the success of his Oscar-nominated thriller Get Out. In addition to Weird City, Peele is executive producing a reboot of The Twilight Zone for CBS All Access, along with a Lorena Bobbitt docu-series and a drama about Nazi hunters entitled The Hunt, both for Amazon. (Peele and his Monkeypaw Productions recently signed a first-look television deal with Amazon.) Peele is also working on his next film: entitled Us, the follow-up to his directorial debut is due in theaters in March 2019.
Along with Peele and Sanders, Jose Molina (The Tick, Agent Carter) will serve as an executive producer and showrunner for the series. The six-episode series will premiere on Youtube Premium sometime in 2019.