'Weird City' looks like it's going to be all kinds of awesome.
From the director of 'Get Out' and the upcoming 'Us,' Jordan Peele is bringing his anthology series 'Weird City' to YouTube.
Peele is teaming up with 'Key & Peele' writer Charlie Sanders for the anthology series, which is set in the not-too-distant future. 'Weird City' is being sold as a satirical anthology series, with each episode taking place in the city metropolis of Weird; the city is divided into two segregated sections of the rich and the poor.
Each episode looks to follow a different set of characters, who all have experimental or technological interests. For example, one character being played by Michael Cera seems to eat something to make him pack on a lot of muscle mass; while others take virtual reality to the next level. There's definitely some 'Black Mirror' vibes coming from 'Weird City'; albeit, in a much happier capacity.
The cast of 'Weird City' offers an extremely impressive line-up too. As well as Michael Cera, there's also Dylan O'Brien, Rosario Dawson, Ed O'Neil, Awkwafina, Steven Yeun and many more.
Have a look at the trailer for the series, which looks set to be all kinds of weird and wonderful.
The synopsis for the show is as follows:
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.
'Weird City' will be a YouTube Original creation, and will be available to those with a premium account in February.