If you enjoyed Get Out, and most of you certainly did, myself included, then you’ll be excited to know that Oscar-winning writer Jordan Peele is now creating a new twisted sci-fi anthology series for YouTube Premium.
Weird City will debut in 2019, co-created by Peele and Charlie Sanders, nominated for an Emmy for helping write Key & Peele.
“Writer/creator Charlie Sanders and I collaborated on some Key & Peele sketches that took on everything from the ‘Black Republicans’ to ‘Continental Breakfasts’ to ‘Family Matters’,” said Jordan Peele. “Now, with YouTube we present a series of comedy driven twisted-ass science fiction stories that take place in a world close to ours but just a little bit off.”
“We are thrilled to be in business with Jordan, Charlie and Jose, who have brilliantly created a highly entertaining satire that will be a timely send up of modern society,” said Susanne Daniels, Global Head of Original Content, YouTube. “We are excited to partner with Sonar Entertainment and all of the innovative storytellers behind ‘Weird City’ to push boundaries and redefine what a comedy series can be.”
“We’re excited to work with Jordan, Charlie and YouTube to share this unique and timely series with audiences,” said Tom Lesinski, CEO, Sonar Entertainment. “Jordan’s ability to capture the zeitgeist through genre-bending storytelling is unparalleled, and that certainly is the case with Weird City.”