Jordan Peele Brings Sci-Fi Show “Weird City” to YouTube Premium

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YouTube Premium has ordered a new comedic sci-fi anthology from Jordan Peele and Charlie Sanders.

The six-episode series will be co-created and written by Peele and Sanders. The two have collaborated in the past on sketch comedy TV series Key & Peele.

Titled Weird City the series takes place in the future metropolis of Weird and each episode will explore a different topic through the prism of sci-fi.

“Writer/creator Charlie Sanders and I collaborated on some ‘Key & Peele’ sketches that took on everything from the ‘Black Republicans’ to ‘Continental Breakfasts’ to ‘Family Matters’,” said Peele. “Now, with YouTube we present a series of comedy-driven twisted-ass science fiction stories that take place in a world close to ours but just a little bit off.”

The series is produced by Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions, Sonar Entertainment, Mosaic, and Raskal Productions. Jose Molina will serve as showrunner and executive producer. Adam Bernstein has been tapped to direct the first two episodes.

Peele is currently working on another anthology series serving as executive producer a reboot of The Twilight Zone at CBS All Access.

The series will debut in YouTube Premium in 2019.

The news was first reported by Variety.