Published: Fri, January 11, 2019
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Weird City Trailer: Jordan Peele's Comedic Sci-fi YouTube Series

Weird City Trailer: Jordan Peele's Comedic Sci-fi YouTube Series

Peele, who won an Oscar past year for his directorial debut, the searing social satire horror film Get Out, is fast becoming the busiest man in showbiz across film, television, and streaming platforms.

Futuristic living, DNA matching, and fitness cults are coming to life in Jordan Peele's new sci-fi YouTube series, Weird City.

The population of Weird is divided into two classes, "The Haves", who live above The Line and "The Have Nots", who live Below The Line. One such disastrous experiment includes a computer program that matches people up with their life partners.

Michael Cera, Awkwafina, Rosario Dawson, Dylan O'Brien, Laverne Cox, The Walking Dead alum Steven Yeun, Modern Family star Ed O'Neil, and New Girl's Hannah Simone are among the cast recruited by Peele in the anthology series that will debut on YouTube Premium on February 13. Basically, it's like Black Mirror, but amusing.


Weird City centers around two groups of people, the Above the Line (The Haves) and Below the Line (The Have Nots), ruled by the unusual and mysterious Dr. Negari, as the middle class has vanished entirely.

Weird City is written and co-created by Peele and former Key & Peele writer Charlie Sanders. Presiding over the denizens of the city is the unusual and mysterious Dr. Negari, who weaves all of our stories together. WEIRD CITY captures the unease of modern urban living, in a freakish and peculiar lens.

The Academy Award-winning director of Get Out is nearly ready to premiere his six-episode anthology series on YouTube Premium and by the looks of the first official trailer, viewers are in for a pretty wild ride.

Set in an unusual dystopian world in the not-so-distant future in which society has been split into two classes (Above The Line and Below The Line), Weird City, is expected to explore some of today's issues in a rather tongue-in-cheek manner.

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