Jordan Peele is developing a whole bunch of film and television projects including a new revival of the Twilight Zone for CBS All Access and even an original Nazi hunter series for Amazon titled The Hunt. It had been previously reported that Logan Lerman took a leading role in The Hunt and now Deadline reports they’re about to land legendary Oscar-winning actor Al Pacino for the role of the mentor of Lerman’s character.
Al Pacino is nearing a deal to make his episodic television debut. He’s committing to a 10-episode season of Amazon’s The Hunt, a vengeance-driven Nazi-hunting series executive produced by Oscar-winning Get Out writer-director Jordan Peele.
The Hunt follows a diverse band of Nazi Hunters living in 1977 New York City. The Hunters, as they’re known, have discovered that hundreds of high ranking Nazi officials are living among us and conspiring to create a Fourth Reich in the U.S. The eclectic team of Hunters will set out on a bloody quest to bring the Nazis to justice and thwart their new genocidal plans.
Lerman plays Jonah Heidelbaum, who, when his grandmother is slain by a mysterious intruder in their apartment, sets out to track the culprit — only to find himself swept up in the mysterious organization known as The Hunt, a group of justice-seeking individuals dedicated to rooting out the Nazi murderers living in the U.S. under assumed identities. Pacino will play the Nazi hunter who mentors him.
As HN Entertainment previously reported the 10-episode series is expected to begin shooting on February 20th in New York City, New York. We should be hearing about the rest of the casting very soon.
Amazon has yet to announce when The Hunt will be available to download but it will likely be sometime in the fall or winter.