Jordan Peele's "Twisted-Ass" Sci-Fi Anthology Series WEIRD CITY Picked Up By YouTube
Jordan Peele continues his takeover of Hollywood with a new sci-fi anthology TV project called Weird City. The series was recently picked up by YouTube and it sounds like it could be a great show.
Weird City was co-created and written by Peele and Key & Peele's Charlie Sanders. The show is 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 had this to say in a statement:
"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.' 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."
YouTube content chief Susanne Daniels added:
"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. 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."
The first season of the series will consist of six-episodes and Jose Molina (The Tick) will serve as showrunner and executive producer. The series is expected to debut on YouTube in 2019.