Jordan Peele has been busy. In addition to his Get Out followup, Us, as well as his new true crime documentary, Lorena, the actor/filmmaker also has a web television series on the way. Titled Weird City, the YouTube Originals show — also from the mind of Charlie Sanders — is a satirical anthology set in the not-too-distant future metropolis of Weird.
Weird City centers around two groups of people, the Above the Line (The Haves) and Below the Line (The Have Nots), ruled by the strange and mysterious Dr. Negari, as the middle class has vanished entirely. Each episode of the series will tackle a topic that is relevant to present day America, from social media addiction and online dating, to fitness obsession and beyond.
Peele and Sanders’ new program boasts an impressive cast, including LeVar Burton, Steven Yeun, Gillian Jacobs, Awkwafina, Laverne Cox, Rosario Dawson and Michael Cera.
Weird City premieres on YouTube Premium February 13.
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