Jordan Peele’s current entertainment reign doesn’t look like it will stop any time soon. The mastermind behind Us, The Twilight Zone, and Get Out is bringing his talents to Amazon Prime in 2020 with an intriguing new series. Hunters doesn’t have a firm debut date yet but the show’s premise and recently released trailer have us all ready for a righteous revolution. Here’s a little background information in case you aren’t familiar.
Hunters follows an eclectic team of Nazi hunters in New York City in 1977. The group, aptly called The Hunters, discover that high-ranking Nazi officials are living in America. These infiltrators are beefing up their numbers and attempting to establish a Fourth Reich. So, The Hunters band together to stop mass genocide (again) and establish real justice in America, which can only be done in bloody fashion.
Hunters trailer kicks off with a monologue by Pacino’s character as he rallies the troops for war. He says there is a time when everyone must choose light or darkness. But, sometimes the darkness is so profound that it forces many people into circumstances that make the choice for them. The character continues by reminding everyone that marginalized people have been degraded and exterminated—but that ends now.
Several characters are shown uncovering small clues like number tattoos, pins, and pictures before the action kicks up at the end. There’s a lot of talk on Twitter about wanting to punch Nazis in the face and, well, this clip delivers by showing a Black woman with an Afro punching a Nazi in the face. Greatness. In the end, its established that now is the time for action and that this is not a murder but a mitzvah. The teaser does a great job by revealing just enough about what’s going on and delivering a taste of action to make fans want to come back for more.
The show’s Twitter page has also been dropping several crumbs of what to expect with photos marking certain locations. There’s certainly a lot to theorize and speculate on in the coming months. Hunters is so interesting because it not only puts a daring spin on the Nazi narrative but it brings the story to an unexpected setting. Who would have ever thought a Nazi revolution would go down in late ’70s New York? It’s going to be cool to see how the decade will have an influence on how the characters relate to each other and their surroundings. And, there’s really no way you can lose when you put Al Pacino and Jordan Peele together.
The wait for this bloody vengeance hunt is officially on.
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