This past May, Amazon gave a 10 episode straight-to-series order to “The Hunt,“ a vengeance-driven Nazi hunting series executive produced by Jordan Peele through his Monkeypaw Productions banner. Deadline reports today that screen legend Al Pacino is nearing a deal to star in the series, and they note that he will be playing a Nazi hunter.
Logan Lerman will also star as 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.
“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.”
The project, produced by Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions and Sonar Entertainment, was created by David Weil (Moonfall), who will write and executive produce.