The actor and comedian impressed audiences back in 2015 when he tried his hand as a writer/director on his first feature-film Get Out. The horror film offering a satire on race proved a critical and box-office success, earning Jordan Peele an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, as well as nominations for Best Picture and Best Director. His fans are eagerly anticipating the release of his sophomore effort Us, which has been billed as a spiritual sequel to his debut effort and opens in cinemas 22 March 2019. However, recently the trailer dropped for Amazon Video docu-series Lorena, which Peele has executively-produced.
It looks terrific and will tackle the controversial John and Lorena Bobbitt case which stole the media limelight throughout the nineties. Yet, it doesn’t stop there; Peele has been incredibly busy, and Weird City is one of the numerous latest projects to emerge. He is credited as an executive-producer on the web-show, which looks to be a surreal science-fiction satire. Take a look at the trailer here:
It certainly looks like an oddball affair, but one with politically attuned subject matter. Peele and the creative team will be tackling the current climate creatively in a future metropolis setting, confronting social issues and trends in imaginative new ways. Satire is something that Peele has grown to perfect throughout his career, and there is a great cast coming to his aid. The show will feature the likes of Michael Cera, Steven Yeun, Rosario Dawson, LeVar Burton, Gillian Jacobs and many more.
The trailer boasts some spectacularly strange scenarios and visuals, giving us a taste of what to expect when the YouTube Original drops on February 13 2019. If that's put you in the mood for more Peele news, check out the aforementioned four-part docu-series Lorena.