YouTube has given a straight-to-series order to Weird City, a half-hour comedic sci-fi anthology from Oscar-winner Jordan Peele, and Emmy-nominated writer Charlie Sanders.
Co-written by Sanders and Peele, Weird City is an anthology series set in the near-future metropolis of Weird. Each of the episodes will explore issues that pertain to present day life – the kind of stories that can only be told now through science fiction and comedy.
Global Head of Original Content at YouTube, Susanne Daniels, said of the deal, “We are thrilled to be in business with Jordan, Charlie and Jose, who have brilliantly created a highly entertaining satire that will be a timely send up of modern society. We are excited to partner with Sonar Entertainment and all of the innovative storytellers behind ‘Weird City’ to push boundaries and redefine what a comedy series can be.”
Peele spoke a little about the series, as well as his history between him and Sanders, who was a writer and co-producer on all five seasons of Key & Peele: “Writer/creator Charlie Sanders and I collaborated on some Key & Peele sketches that took on everything from the ‘Black Republicans’ to ‘Continental Breakfasts’ to ‘Family Matters’. Now, with YouTube we present a series of comedy driven twisted-ass science fiction stories that take place in a world close to ours but just a little bit off.”