Jordan Peele’s upcoming Nazi hunter drama at Amazon, “The Hunt,” has potentially found its lead.
Logan Lerman is in talks to star in the drama series as Jonah Heidelbaum. When his grandmother is slain by a mysterious intruder in their apartment, Jonah 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.
The series follows the diverse band of Nazi Hunters living in 1977 New York City. They have discovered that hundreds of high ranking Nazi officials are living among us and conspiring to create a Fourth Reich in the US. Amazon has ordered a 10-episode first season.
Lerman is known for his roles in films like “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” the “Percy Jackson” franchise, “The Three Musketeers,” and “Fury.” This will mark his first regular television role since he starred in “Jack & Bobby” on The WB (now The CW).
He is repped by WME, Brillstein Entertainment Partners and Hirsch Wallerstein.
“The Hunt” is based on an original idea, drawing from real-life events, and created by David Weil, who will also write the series and serve as an executive producer. Nikki Toscano will executive produce and serve as showrunner. Peele will executive produce via his Monkeypaw Productions banner, along with Monkeypaw’s Win Rosenfeld. Tom Lesinski and Jenna Santoianni from Sonar Entertainment will also executive produce, with Monkeypaw and Sonar producing.