Al Pacino Will Star In Jordan Peele's Amazon Series 'The Hunt'

Lawrence Kim
January 11, 2019

He is known for his roles in iconic films like "The Godfather" franchise, "Serpico", "Dog Day Afternoon", and "Scent of a Woman".

The series follows "a diverse band of Nazi Hunters living in 1977 New York City".

While Pacino has starred in plenty of TV movies, such as HBO's Paterno, Phil Spector and the Jack Kevorkian biopic You Don't Know Jack (the latter of which won him his second Emmy following Angels In America), he has never starred in a TV series before, so this is a big deal for one of the world's greatest living actors.

He is repped by CAA. They have discovered that hundreds of high ranking Nazi officials are living among us and conspiring to create a Fourth Reich in the US. Amazon has ordered 10 episodes of The Hunt, but there is no word yet on when the program will air or who else will star in it. Lerman is set to play Jonah Heidelbaum. Nikki Toscano will executive produce and serve as showrunner.

Jordan Peele's Monkeypaw Productions and Sonar Entertainment are producing The Hunt, while Peele and Win Rosenfeld (Dark Net) are executive producing for Monkeypaw.

Based on an original idea, drawing from real-life events, "The Hunt" originated as a hot drama series spec, which was taken out to the premium marketplace by Sonar Entertainment last fall, garnering interest from multiple buyers. Pacino will be joined by Logan Lerman (Fury, Percy Jackson & The Olympians), who plays a young man joining the team of "hunters" after his grandfather's murder. Deadline and others report that the Oscar-winning actor will star in Amazon's new Nazi-hunting show, The Hunt, which comes from the mind of Get Out writer-director Jordan Peele.

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