Jordan Peele to bring sci-fi comedy Weird City to YouTube

The new show will debut in 2019.

June 29, 2018
Jordan Peele to bring sci-fi comedy <i>Weird City</i> to YouTube Jordan Peele at the 90th Annual Academy Awards Governors Ball at the Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018, in Hollywood, California.   Angela Weiss/Getty

Weird City, a sci-fi comedy series from Jordan Peele, will debut on YouTube. The show was written by Get Out director Peele alongside Charlie Sanders with whom he worked on Key & Peele and is set for YouTube's Premium tier at an undisclosed date in 2019.

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Weird City is an anthology set in the not-too-distant future metropolis of Weird,” according to a YouTube statement. “Each episode is an exploration of issues that pertains to present day life, stories that could only be told now through the prism of sci-fi and comedy.” Peele himself described the show as “comedy driven twisted-ass science fiction stories.”

Peele's stock is high right now and, in addition to Weird City, he has also sold a Twilight Zone reboot to CBS and a show about Nazi hunters to Amazon. He recently signed a first-look deal with Amazon and will begin work on his next movie later this year.

Jordan Peele to bring sci-fi comedy Weird City to YouTube