Thursday, June 28, 2018

YouTube Orders 6 Episodes of Sci-Fi Anthology 'Weird City' Created by Jordan Peele

YouTube has today given a series order to the episodic anthology series Weird City created by Jordan Peele (Get Out) and Charlie Sanders (Key & Peele). The six-episode first season will debut on the streaming service in 2019.

Set in the not-too-distant future metropolis of Weird, each episode will explore issues that pertain to present-day life in Weird - stories that can only be told through the prism of sci-fi and comedy.

Peele and Sanders created the series, with Jose Molina (The Tick) set as showrunner and Adam Berstein (Fargo) as the director of the first two episodes. All four executive produce with Win Rosenfeld, Tom Lesinski, Jenna Santoianni, Sam Hansen, Jimmy Miller, Keith Raskin and Linda Morel. Monkeypaw Productions, Sonar Entertainment, Mosaic and Raskal Productions produce.

"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 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, 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."