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Jordan Peele is Insanely Busy These Days

By Dustin Rowles | TV | January 11, 2019 |

By Dustin Rowles | TV | January 11, 2019 |


Get Out launched Jordan Peele into the stratosphere. He’s gone from one half of a comedy team to one of the best and most prolific writer/creator/producers in Hollywood. Since Get Out, Peele has been a producer on Tracy Morgan’s The Last O.G. and Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman. He’s also exec producing a TV doc series about Lorena Bobbitt (Lorena) due out next month; a Twilight Zone reboot for CBS All Access due out later this year; and he’s producing a fantasy/horror series called Lovecraft Country. He’s also voicing a character in Toy Story 4, starring in a movie called Abruptio that is currently filming, and doing voice work for Big Mouth. Oh, and he also wrote and directed one of the most anticipated horror films of the year, Us, which will open the SXSW film festival.

If that weren’t enough, Jordan Peele is also a producer and writer on a new YouTube Premium series due out in February called Weird City, which he’s co-producing with Key & Peele writer Charlie Sanders. Watching the trailer, I briefly thought it was the Twilight Zone series retitled Weird City. It’s different (although, Steven Yeun is in both). This series has a killer cast, including Rosario, LeVar, Laverne Cox, Sara Gilbert, Michael Cera, Ed O’Neil, Gillian Jacobs, Mark Hamill, and Awkwafina, among others. It’s about a futuristic city where the Haves and Have Notes are literally split apart, and the Haves are matched through DNA and sex is no longer a thing.

It looks pretty great (and one more reason, in addition to Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television and Cobra Kai to cut the cord and subscribe to YouTube Premium for your cable services.

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