Jordan Peele Is Making A TV Series About Hunting Nazis
Jordan Peele is set to executive produce a Nazi-hunting television drama titled The Hunt.
A part of Peele’s overall TV development deal, The Hunt serves as the Get Out director’s first project for the deal. Inspired by true events, the forthcoming drama series “follows 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 U.S. government, escaped justice and embedded themselves in American society,” according to a report from The Hollywood Reporter.
A network is not attached to the project yet but it has already drawn interest from several potential bidders. Sources say the show started gaining attention following the violence that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia, during the Unite The Right rally. Alongside Peele will be David Weil, who will be penning the script for The Hunt, as well as executive producing too.
Aside from The Hunt, Peele is teaming up with Spike Lee to adapt the book Black Klansman into a feature film. A synopsis of Black Klansman is as follows:
Klansman tells the story of Ron Stallworth, a detective in Colorado Springs, Colorado, who in 1978 answered an ad in the local newspaper seeking new Klan members. He not only gained membership, but rose through the ranks to become the head of the local chapter. Stallworth, who is black, was able to gather all sorts of intelligence by pretending to be a white supremacist on the phone or via other forms of correspondence but sent a white fellow officer in his place for any in-person meetings. During his undercover work, Stallworth managed to sabotage several cross-burnings and other activities of the notorious hate group.
Stallworth wrote about his experience in his 2014 memoir Black Klansman. The memoir, as well as its film adaptation, has no connection The Black Klansman, a 1966 Blaxploitation film centered around a black man who exacts revenge on the KKK after they killed his daughter. For the adaptation, Peele will produce while Lee will direct and produce. The film will star Denzel Washington‘s son, John David Washington.