Al Pacino has been acting since the 1960s, but he’s never starred in a TV show in a recurring role. That could be set to change soon. 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.
Pacino appeared in an episode of the TV show N.Y.P.D. back in 1968, but this will be the first time he’s in a TV show on a recurring basis. He joins actor Logan Lerman in The Hunt.
Lerman plays a character out for blood after his grandmother is murdered, while Pacino portrays the mentor to Lerman’s character. The Hunt is set in 1977 New York City, when a group of people known as Hunters track down Nazis who live secretly in the US hoping to establish a Fourth Reich in America.
Peele is producing The Hunt through his Monkeypaw Productions and Sonar Entertainment labels. Moonfall’s David Weil created the show, and he’ll write and executive produce the show. 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.
Peele is famous for his comedy show Key & Peele, but he reached another level of success with the horror movie Get Out, for which he won an Oscar. He’s keeping busy, as in addition to The Hunt, he has a horrifying-looking new movie, Us, coming out, and he’s also working on the new Twilight Zone that will air on GameSpot sister network CBS All Access.