Amazon Prime Video has finally satisfied our curiosity by giving us the first look into what to expect from its newest series Hunters, starring Al Pacino.
The trailer has been long overdue, since the executive producer, the Academy Award-winning filmmaker, Jordan Peele, shared a small snippet of a teaser, no more than a week ago.
The series also stars, Logan Lerman, Kate Mulvany, Josh Radnor, Louis Ozawa Changchien, Tiffany Boone, Carol Kane, Jerrika Hinton, Greg Austin, Saul Rubinek, Lena Olin and Dylan Baker.
Hunters takes us on a trip back in time to New York City in the year of 1977, where an eclectic band of Nazi hunters are on the prowl to take down several Nazi high-officials that are discovered to be living amongst them.
The Hunters become aware of their intentions in conspiring to create the Fourth Reich in the United States and their plans to commit a new genocide. Together, they set out on a killing-spree aiming to prevent another Holocaust.
The trailer delivers a tone of intensity, with Pacino’s solemn-ish monologue providing the narrative for a montage of scenes depicting clear racism and injustice. Hunters also marks Pacino’s first series regular role in a web television show.
The plot follows Jonah Heidelbaum (Lerman) who, in his search for the murderer that killed his grandmother in her own home, finds himself amidst a strange organisation called the Hunters.
The organisation, headed by Meyer Offerman (Pacino), is on a mission to eradicate the existence of the Nazis in America. Offerman mentors Heidelbaum to make an ultimate Nazi-eliminating machine out of him.
The 10-episode series is created by writer and executive producer, David Weil (Moonfall). It is produced by Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions and Sonar Entertainment.
Fellow executive producers also include Nikki Toscano, Tom Lesinski and Jianna Santonianni (Sonar Entertainment) and Win Rosenfeld (Monkeypaw Productions).
Although confirmed to be out in 2020, a definite release date for Hunters is yet to be announced. Even so, we know there is going to be a lot of (bloody) chutzpah and in the words of Meyer Offerman: It’s not murder. It’s Mitzvah.
Watch the official trailer for Hunters here: