Considering the amount of time Al Pacino has been gracing the big screen it seems odd that he has never appeared as a regular on a TV show. That could soon come to an end as the veteran actor is said to be close to closing a deal to join Jordan Peele’s Amazon series ‘The Hunt’.
Pacino would make his television debut in the series which is based on real-life events of a diverse band of Nazi Hunters living in 1977 New York City. The Hunters, as they’re known, have discovered that hundreds of high ranking Nazi officials are living among us and conspiring to create a Fourth Reich in the U.S. The eclectic team of Hunters will set out on a bloody quest to bring the Nazis to justice and thwart their new genocidal plans.
Pacino would be joining Logan Lerman in the 10-episode series. Lerman plays Jonah Heidelbaum, who, when his grandmother is slain by a mysterious intruder in their apartment, sets out to track the culprit — only to find himself swept up in the mysterious organization known as The Hunt, a group of justice-seeking individuals dedicated to rooting out the Nazi murderers living in the U.S. under assumed identities. Pacino will play the Nazi hunter who mentors him.
Peele will act as executive producer on the project which is produced by Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions and Sonar Entertainment. David Weil will write and executive produce. Nikki Toscano executive produces and co-show runs with Weil. Alfonso Gomez-Rejon is in talks to direct the series.
No air date has been set.