After the success of Get Out, Jordan Peele became a hot commodity in Hollywood. What’s he up to next? We’ve got the low down here.
Jordan Peele’s first directorial effort, Get Out was an undeniable success. The film made $255 million off of a $4.5 million budget and received a mountain of accolades, including four Oscar nominations and a win for Best Original Screenplay. The big question became what would Peele do next? Since then, he’s signed on to multiple projects and is now releasing his sophomore directorial effort, Us. So what comes next? We’ve got a full list of projects he’s attached to, and suffice it to say, he’s not going anywhere anytime soon.
First up is a brand new iteration of The Twilight Zone. The new series is going to hit CBS’ All Access streaming service April 1st, presumably with new episodes each week afterwards. Peele is an Executive Producer on the series and will serve as the Narrator for each episode. As of now, it looks as though some episodes will be remakes of the original series favorites while some may be original stories.
Toy Story 4
Though not involved in the development process of the film, Jordan Peele is voicing a new character in the upcoming fourth entry in the Toy Story series. Peele will be portraying Bunny, a midway prize that is buddies with Ducky, another midway prize voiced by Keegan Michael Key. The film is set for release on June 21st of this year.
Created by David Weil and produced by Peele and his Monkeypaw productions, the series follows Nazi hunters in 1970’s New York. The show is set to star Al Pacino, Josh Radnor, and Logan Lerman as members of a group known as The Hunters who learn that high-ranking Nazi officers are living in New York and attempting to establish a Fourth Reich. The show was picked up by Amazon last spring and should be premiering later this year or early next year.
Based on the novel by Matt Ruff, the upcoming HBO series follows Atticus Black, his sister Letitia, and his Uncle George as they take a roadtrip across 1950’s Jim Crow America in search of Atticus’ missing father. In their journey they come across monsters of both human and Lovecraftian nature. Peele is producing the show with J.J. Abrams, Misha Green, and Ben Stephenson. As of now, the show is expected to debut on HBO sometime next year.
Peele is producing what’s being called a “spiritual sequel” to the original 1992 film, with Nia DaCosta directing and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II starring. It’s unknown if Abdul-Mateen will be playing Candyman or a different character. The film is set for release on June 12th 2020.
Wendell and Wild
Key and Peele are reuniting on multiple fronts for Wendell and Wild, a stop motion animated film from director Henry Selick. The two wrote the script for the film with Selick and Clay McLeod Chapman, and Peele is also a producer on the film. The film sees two demon brothers (presumably Key and Peele’s characters) face off against a nun and two goth teens. The film is still said to be in pre-production; no release date has been announced as of yet, but Netflix will be distributing the film.
Keep following Poor Man’s Spoiler for updates on all of these projects and everything that Jordan Peele is involved in, including his latest film, Us, which hits theaters this weekend.