8:51am PT by Rick Porter
Al Pacino Set to Join Jordan Peele's 'The Hunt' at Amazon
Count Al Pacino among the A-list actors making the leap into streaming series.
The Oscar and Emmy winner is nearing a deal to join an Amazon drama called The Hunt from Jordan Peele's Monkeypaw Productions and Sonar Entertainment. It would mark Pacino's first series-regular role.
Created by David Weil, The Hunt follows a band of Nazi hunters in New York City circa 1977. They discover that hundreds of high-ranking Nazi officials have made a home in the U.S. and are scheming to create a Fourth Reich there — and then must set out on a bloody mission to stop the plan.
The deal is not yet signed, but when it goes through, Pacino will join the previously cast Logan Lerman in the series, which has a 10-episode order from Amazon. Lerman plays a young man whose grandmother is murdered and becomes swept up in the Hunt organization as he tries to find the perpetrator. Pacino will play a veteran Nazi hunter who mentors Lerman's character.
Pacino has won Emmys for HBO's Angels in America and You Don't Know Jack and starred in a couple other projects for the premium service. His only previous credit in an ongoing series was his very first, a guest shot on NYPD in 1968.
Weil will executive produce The Hunt with Nikki Toscano (24: Legacy), and the two will serve as co-showrunners. Peele and Monkeypaw's Win Rosenfeld are also executive producers, along with Tom Lesinski and Jenna Santoianni for Sonar.
Pacino is repped by CAA.