When Jordan Peele decides to interrogate another American trauma through the lens of genre cinema, I pay the hell attention. From Get Out to Us to everything being produced by his Monekypaw Productions company, the guy knows how to get under skin simply by heightening what’s already under our skin. So you better believe I’m paying the hell attention to Hunters, the upcoming Amazon Prime show from Monkeypaw starring Al Pacino as the leader of a group of misfit Nazi-killers. Amazon just made the new trailer available, and folks… it’s good.
Created by David Weil, with a pilot directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, Hunters is set in 1970s New York, and follows a group of concerned citizens who realize there are Nazis among them hidden in plain sight. So, naturally, they get together and plot a course of bloody revenge, while uncovering the nefarious plans for a “Fourth Reich” in the process. Pacino leads this motley crew (the trailer is brilliantly framed around a beautiful speech given by the master thespian), but other familiar faces include Logan Lerman, Josh Radnor, Kate Mulvany, Carol Kane, Dylan Baker, Lena Olin, and many others. The new trailer wisely leaves many of Hunters‘ surprises hidden, but hints at just enough bonkers images of righteous bloodshed to promise quite the unique show.
Check out the new trailer and synopsis for Hunters, which comes to Amazon some time in 2020, below. For more on Peele’s imagination, check out what happened when Lupita Nyong’o dressed up as her Us character and scared a bunch of Universal Studios guests. Plus, get the intel on his upcoming Candyman sequel. And finally, pivoting back to Pacino, here’s our review of his upcoming Netflix epic The Irishman.
Inspired by true events, HUNTERS follows a diverse band of Nazi Hunters in 1977 New York City who discover that hundreds of escaped Nazis are living in America. And so, they do what any bad-ass vigilante squad would do: they set out on a bloody quest for revenge and justice. But they soon discover a far-reaching conspiracy and must race against time to thwart the Nazis’ new genocidal plans.