A new trailer has dropped for the new Jordan Peele produced documentary series Lorena
Jordan Peele has made quite the splash in recent years. His 2017 directorial feature-debut Get Out broke box-office and awards records, and is destined to be regarded as a modern-horror classic. The writer-director was previously famed for his Comedy Central sketch show Key & Peele, which he worked on with comedian Keegan-Michael Key.
Most were sceptical when Peele announced that he would be directing a horror film, but with the final product, he proved possession of a unique filmmaking voice. Now, we are anticipating his second directorial effort Us, which has been billed as a spiritual sequel to Get Out. The trailer teased a narrative firmly entrenched within the horror genre, but one still tackling themes of race.
While we wait for the release of Us, due in cinemas March 2019, we are beginning to notice Peele’s name in some unlikely places. He has acted as executive producer on the upcoming documentary series Lorena, which will explore the 1993 court case of John and Lorena Bobbitt which spanned years. Directed by Joshua Rofé, the series will analyse this shocking case of brutality, sexual assault and domestic abuse over the course of four episodes. You can watch the trailer here:
It looks rather fantastic, and it’s clear that this may require a night’s binging when it drops on Amazon Video February 15. The case is infamous, fascinating, and it looks like the creators of this series have compiled a series of interviews and stock footage masterfully to recreate the experience of following it first-hand; also, contextualising it with a modern lens. The journey of Lorena Bobbitt gained mass attention in the nineties, and as the trailer highlights, is a case which still rings resonant today in the age of the #metoo movement.
The docu-series looks like transfixing, essential viewing, and we can’t wait to see how it deals with the case in detail next month. In other television news, check out news on the return of Alan Partridge right here!