Weird City Trailer: Jordan Peele's Show Looks Like a Black Mirror Comedy

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Ever since Get Out, Jordan Peele has been working on a lot of darker material, what with his movie Us and the upcoming Twilight Zone reboot. Just in, Youtube has released their trailer for another show from Peele, Weird City.

Here's the official description:


From the mind of Jordan Peele and Charlie Sanders comes WEIRD CITY, a satirical anthology set in the not-too-distant future metropolis of Weird. In this dystopian setting of our show, the middle class has completely vanished dividing Weird City into two sections: Above the Line (The Haves), and Below the Line (The Have Nots). Presiding over the denizens of the city is the strange and mysterious Dr. Negari, who weaves all of our stories together. Each episode is a topic that pertains to present day life in America and the world: social media addiction, online dating, fitness obsession, etc.. WEIRD CITY captures the unease of modern urban living, in a bizarre and peculiar lens.

Like I said, the show feels a lot like Black Mirror, but with a comedic twist. It addresses the future of technology and where we may be headed, but it's not as dark or drab as the world that's presented with BM. The show even comes in anthology format as well.

The show's co-creator Charlie Sanders has worked on Key and Peele, so you can guess what kind of humor is going to come to Weird City. Personally, I'm just happy to see Peele working on something a bit more lighthearted for once, granted that he's done a huge 180 on his career what with his work on the thriller/horror genre.

Weird City comes to Youtube Feb. 13.


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