The ever-busy Jordan Peele has a host of projects coming our way throughout 2019 on the big screen, small screen, and even smaller screen. The first teaser for his YouTube Premium anthology series Weird City has arrived, and it entirely lives up to its name. Co-created with Key & Peele writer Charlie Sanders, and this crazy first promo has got me immediately onboard.
Here’s the official Weird City synopsis for more details.
From the mind of Jordan Peele and Charlie Sanders comes WEIRD CITY, a satirical anthology set in the not-too-distant future metropolis of Weird. In this dystopian setting of our show, the middle class has completely vanished dividing Weird City into two sections: Above the Line (The Haves), and Below the Line (The Have Nots). Presiding over the denizens of the city is the strange and mysterious Dr. Negari, who weaves all of our stories together. Each episode is a topic that pertains to present day life in America and the world: social media addiction, online dating, fitness obsession, etc.. WEIRD CITY captures the unease of modern urban living, in a bizarre and peculiar lens.
Weird City features a roster of guest stars joining the only regular character played by LeVar Burton and featuring appearances from Michael Cera, Awkwafina, Rosario Dawson, Dylan O’Brien, Laverne Cox, Steven Yeun, Ed O’Neil, Hannah Simone, Mark Hamill, Yvette Nicole Brown, Trevor Jackson, and Auli’i Cravalho. Weird City launches on February 13, 2019 on YouTube Premium.
Meanwhile, Peele’s latest big-screen offering debuted its first terrifying trailer late last year; if you’ve not seen the teaser for Us yet, you can watch it by clicking this link. In addition to Us, Peele produced a four-part documentary on Lorena Bobbitt for Amazon, and a reboot of Twilight Zone for CBS All Access.