Jordan Peele Nazi Hunter TV Series in Works

“The Hunt” will be set in the 1970s and is based on real events

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Hot off the success of his directorial feature debut earlier this year, Jordan Peele is developing a TV series about Nazi hunters.

The TV project, called “The Hunt,” is based on real-life events and centers on a group of Nazi hunters in the 1970s. A network is not currently attached.

David Weil is writing the script and will executive produce with Peele.

The theme is particularly timely in light of demonstrations by white nationalists last month in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions is behind the series, as is Sonar Entertainment, where Peele has a first-look deal.

The “MADtv” alum co-starred on Comedy Central’s sketch series “Key & Peele” until it signed off in September 2015 after five seasons.

He went on to direct “Get Out,” which was released theatrically in February and has been one of the year’s breakout successes.

Peele and Weil are both represented by CAA.